Leptogenys diminuta palliseri

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Leptogenys diminuta palliseri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Leptogenys diminuta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: Leptogenys diminuta palliseri
Forel, 1900

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Leptogenys diminuta.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • palliseri. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) diminuta r. palliseri Forel, 1900d: 307 (diagnosis in key) (w.) INDIA (Karnataka).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), syntype male.
    • Type-localities: India: Kanara (Palliser), and Kanara (Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Forel, 1900d: 312 (m.).
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 63.
    • Subspecies of diminuta: Emery, 1911d: 103; Forel, 1913k: 17; Karavaiev, 1925c: 279; Wheeler, W.M. 1927e: 1; Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 59; Wheeler, W.M. 1930a: 95; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 35; Bolton, 1995b: 233; Tiwari, 1999: 23; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013c: 17 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 52 (error).
    • Junior synonym of diminuta: Xu & He, 2015: 138.


  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 63, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 103, Subspecies/race of diminuta)
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 13:303-332. (page 307, (diagnosis in key) worker described; page 312, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1913l. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise nach Ostindien ausgeführt im Auftrage der Kgl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin von H. v. Buttel-Reepen. II. Ameisen aus Sumatra, Java, Malacca und Ceylon. Gesammelt von Herrn Prof. Dr. v. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 36: 1-148 (page 17, Subspecies/race of diminuta)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1925c. Ponerinen (Fam. Formicidae) aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. (Schluss). Konowia 4: 276-296 (page 279, Subspecies/race of diminuta)
  • Xu, Z. & He, Q. 2015. Taxonomic review of the ponerine ant genus Leptogenys Roger, 1861 with a key to the Oriental species. Myrmecological News 21: 137-161.