Pheidole grallipes

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Pheidole grallipes
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole vistana)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole grallipes
Wheeler, W.M., 1916

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

Nomenclature

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

  • grallipes. Pheidole grallipes Wheeler, W.M. 1916e: 40. Replacement name for longipes Pergande, 1896: 885. [Junior secondary homonym of longipes Latreille, 1802c: 233.] Junior synonym of vistana: Gregg, 1959: 22.

References

  • Gregg, R. E. 1959 [1958]. Key to the species of Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the United States. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 66: 7-48 (page 22, junior synonym of vistana)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 233, junior secondary homonym of longipes)
  • Pergande, T. 1896. Mexican Formicidae. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 858-896 (page 885, replacement name for longipes)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916g. Some new formicid names. Psyche (Camb.) 23: 40-41 (page 40, Pheidole)