Pheidole pulchella achantella

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Pheidole pulchella achantella
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pheidole pulchella)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: Pheidole pulchella achantella
Santschi, 1939

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


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

  • achantella. Pheidole pulchella var. achantella Santschi, 1939b: 242 (s.) CONGO. Junior synonym of pulchella: Fischer et al., 2012: 33.


  • Fischer, G., Hita Garcia, F., & Peters, M.K. 2012. Taxonomy of the ant genus Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Afrotropical zoogeographic region: definition of species groups and systematic revision of the Pheidole pulchella group. Zootaxa, 3232, 1-43.
  • Santschi, F. 1939b. Fourmis de Rhodesia et du Congo. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 79: 237-246 (page 242, soldier described)