Leptogenys diminuta sarasinorum

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Leptogenys diminuta sarasinorum
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 sarasinorum
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.

  • sarasinorum. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) diminuta var. sarasinorum Forel, 1900d: 307 (diagnosis in key) (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Forel, 1912n: 52.
    • Subspecies of diminuta: Bingham, 1903: 62; Emery, 1911d: 103; Forel, 1913e: 661; Menozzi, 1939a: 329; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 35; Bolton, 1995b: 233 (error).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1970: 373.
    • 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 62, Subspecies/race of diminuta)
  • Collingwood, C.A. 1970. Formicidae from Nepal. Khumba Himal. Ergebnisse des Forschungsunternehmens Nepal Himalaya 3: 371-387.
  • 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. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 307, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913f. Quelques fourmis des Indes, du Japon et d'Afrique. Rev. Suisse Zool. 21: 659-673 (page 661, 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.