Lasiophanes atriventris

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Lasiophanes atriventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Lasiophanes
Species: L. atriventris
Binomial name
Lasiophanes atriventris
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Chile (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • nigriventris. Formica nigriventris Spinola, 1851a: 239 (w.) CHILE. [Junior primary homonym of Formica nigriventris Guérin-Méneville, 1831, pl. 8, fig. 4 (now in Leptomyrmex).] First available replacement name: atriventris Smith, F. 1858b: 51, designated by Bolton, 1995b: 220. Combination in Melophorus (Lasiophanes): Emery, 1895i: 16; in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70. Senior synonym of atriventris: Mayr, 1863: 412; Snelling & Hunt, 1976: 107; of dichrous: Emery, 1893h: 2; Dalla Torre, 1893: 190; of negrensis, rufoniger: Kusnezov, 1952c: 94.
  • atriventris. Formica atriventris Smith, F. 1858b: 51 (w.) CHILE. Earliest junior synonym of Formica nigriventris Spinola, 1851a: 239 [Junior primary homonym of Formica nigriventris Guérin-Méneville, 1831, pl. 8, fig. 4 (now in Leptomyrmex).], hence first available replacement name for nigriventris Spinola: Bolton, 1995b: 220 (see there for other synonymy, etc.).
  • dichrous. Lasius dichrous Roger, 1863a: 164 (w.) CHILE. Forel, 1886f: 208 (q.). Junior synonym of nigriventris: Emery, 1893h: 2; Dalla Torre, 1893: 190.
  • negrensis. Acanthomyops (Chthonolasius) negrensis Donisthorpe, 1933c: 537 (q.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70; Donisthorpe, 1937a: 628. Junior synonym of nigriventris: Kusnezov, 1952c: 94.
  • rufoniger. Acanthomyops (Chthonolasius) rufoniger Donisthorpe, 1933c: 537 (w.) ARGENTINA. Combination in Lasiophanes: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 70; Donisthorpe, 1937a: 628. Junior synonym of nigriventris: Kusnezov, 1952c: 94.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 220, first available replacement name for nigriventris Spinola)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1933d. On a small collection of ants made by Dr. F. W. Edwards in Argentina. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(12): 532-538 PDF
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 51, worker described)
  • Spinola, M. 1851a. Insectos. Orden 7. Himenopteros. Pp. 153-569 in: Gay, C. Historia fisica y politica de Chile. Zoologia. Tomo 6. Paris: Maulde & Renon, 572 pp. (page 239, Earliest junior synonym of Formica nigriventris)