Plagiolepis maura

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Plagiolepis pallescens maura
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Plagiolepis barbara)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: Plagiolepis maura
Santschi, 1920

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

Nomenclature

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

  • maura. Plagiolepis maura Santschi, 1920g: 169, fig. 1M,N (w.q.m.) MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA.
    • Subspecies of pallescens: Emery, 1924a: 8; Emery, 1925b: 21; Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 114; Menozzi, 1932e: 453; Menozzi, 1934: 163; Finzi, 1936: 184; Santschi, 1936c: 206; Menozzi, 1940: 270; Donisthorpe, 1942a: 31; Báez & Ortega, 1978: 190; Bolton, 1995b: 335; Sharaf, Aldawood & Taylor, 2011: 206 (redescription); Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 14.
    • Status as species: Bernard, 1945: 136; Wellenius, 1955: 13; Barquin Diez, 1981: 381; Collingwood, 1985: 297; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 362; Mohamed, Zalat, et al. 2001: 47; Cagniant, 2006a: 194; Espadaler, 2007: 121; Salata, Borowiec & Radchenko, 2018: 820.
    • Junior synonym of barbara: Seifert, 2020: 195.

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