Leptogenys kitteli altisquamis

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

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

Nomenclature

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

  • altisquamis. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) kitteli r. altisquamis Forel, 1900d: 306 (diagnosis in key) (w.) MYANMAR.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Myanmar (“Burma”): Thaungyin Valley (C.T. Bingham).
    • Type-depository: MHNG (probably also in OXUM).
    • Combination in Lobopelta: Bingham, 1903: 61;
    • combination in Leptogenys: Emery, 1911d: 104.
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 61.
    • Subspecies of kitteli: Emery, 1911d: 104; Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 530; Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 2; Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 84; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 60; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 36; **Bolton, 1995b: 229; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 105; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 59.
    • Junior synonym of kitteli: Xu & He, 2015: 142.

References

  • 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 61, Combination in Lobopelta)
  • 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 61, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 104, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 104, Subspecies of kitteli)
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 306, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921c. Chinese ants. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
64: 529-547 (page 530, Subspecies of kitteli)
  • 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.