Leptogenys falcata

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Leptogenys falcata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Leptogenys maxillosa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: Leptogenys falcata
Roger, 1861

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


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

  • falcata. Leptogenys falcata Roger, 1861a: 42 (w.) CUBA. Roger, 1862a: 244 (m.). Junior synonym of maxillosa: Forel, 1901h: 46. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of maxillosa: Emery, 1911d: 99; Wheeler, W.M. 1913b: 482. Junior synonym of maxillosa: Bolton, 1975a: 254.


  • Bolton, B. 1975a. A revision of the ant genus Leptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian region with a review of the Malagasy species. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 31: 235-305 (page 254, Junior synonym of maxillosa)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 99, Revived from synonymy as variety of maxillosa)
  • Forel, A. 1901m. Formiciden des Naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg. Neue Calyptomyrmex-, Dacryon-, Podomyrma- und Echinopla-Arten. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 18: 43-82 (page 46, Junior synonym of maxillosa)
  • Roger, J. 1861a. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen (Schluss). Berl. Entomol. Z. 5: 1-54 (page 42, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1862a. Einige neue exotische Ameisen-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 6: 233-254 (page 244, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913b. The ants of Cuba. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
54: 477-505 (page 482, Revived from synonymy as variiety  of maxillosa)