Leptogenys maxillosa sericeus

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Leptogenys maxillosa sericeus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Leptogenys pavesii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: Leptogenys maxillosa sericeus
Weber, 1942

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


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

  • sericeus. Leptogenys (Leptogenys) maxillosa subsp. sericeus Weber, 1942a: 46 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of pavesii: Bolton, 1975a: 255.


  • 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 255, Junior synonym of pavesii)
  • Weber, N. A. 1942b. New doryline, cerapachyine and ponerine ants from the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 44: 40-49 (page 46, worker described)