Megalomyrmex wheeleri

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Megalomyrmex wheeleri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Megalomyrmex silvestrii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Megalomyrmex
Species: Megalomyrmex wheeleri
Weber, 1940

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

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • wheeleri. Megalomyrmex (Cepobroticus) wheeleri Weber, 1940a: 425, figs. 15, 16 (w.q.) PANAMA. Junior synonym of silvestrii: Kempf & Brown, 1968: 97.

References

  • Kempf, W. W.; Brown, W. L., Jr. 1968. Report on some Neotropical ant studies. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (Sao Paulo) 22: 89-102 (page 97, Junior synonym of silvestrii)
  • Weber, N. A. 1940b. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part VI. Key to Cyphomyrmex, new Attini and a new guest ant. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 11: 406-427 (page 425, figs. 15, 16 worker, queen described)