Probolomyrmex parvus

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Probolomyrmex parvus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Probolomyrmex brevirostris)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Probolomyrmecini
Genus: Probolomyrmex
Species: Probolomyrmex parvus
Weber, 1949

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


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

  • parvus. Probolomyrmex parvus Weber, 1949b: 3, fig. 2 (q.) UGANDA. Junior synonym of brevirostris: Taylor, 1965d: 355; Brown, 1975: 11.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 366, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 11, see also)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1965d. A monographic revision of the rare tropicopolitan ant genus Probolomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 117: 345-365 (page 355, junior synonym of brevirostris)
  • Weber, N. A. 1949b. New ponerine ants from equatorial Africa. Am. Mus. Novit. 1398: 1-9 (page 3, fig. 2 queen described)