Podomyrma gracilis

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Podomyrma gracilis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Podomyrma laevifrons)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: Podomyrma gracilis
Emery, 1887

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

Nomenclature

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

  • gracilis. Podomyrma gracilis Emery, 1887b: 460, pl. 2, fig. 15 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Subspecies of laeviceps: Viehmeyer, 1914c: 521 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1949b: 498. Revived status as species: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 82. Junior synonym of laevifrons: Taylor, 1999: 174.

References

  • Donisthorpe, H. 1949b [1948]. A fifth instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12(1): 487-506 (page 498, Subspecies of laeviceps )
  • Emery, C. 1887g. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 449-464 (page 460, pl. 2, fig. 15 worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1999. Nomenclatural changes in the Australasian ant genus Podomyrma Fredrick Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 34: 173-174 (page 174, Junior synonym of laevifrons)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 82, Revived status as species)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1914c. Papuanische Ameisen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1914: 515-535 (page 521, Subspecies of laeviceps (in key))