Smithistruma

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Smithistruma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Smithistruma
Brown, 1948
Type species
Cephaloxys capitata, now Strumigenys capitata

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Strumigenys.

Nomenclature

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

  • SMITHISTRUMA [junior synonym of Strumigenys]
    • Smithistruma Brown, 1948e: 104. Replacement name for Cephaloxys Smith, F. 1865: 76. [Junior homonym of Cephaloxys Signoret, 1847: 294 (Hemiptera).]
    • [Type-species not Strumigenys pulchella, unjustified subsequent designation by Brown, 1948e: 104, repeated in Kempf, 1972a: 230, Bolton, 1983: 274 and Bolton, 1995b: 46.]
    • Smithistruma senior synonym of Platystruma, Weberistruma, Wessonistruma: Brown, 1973a: 35.
    • Smithistruma senior synonym of Miccostruma: Bolton, 1983: 274.
    • Smithistruma junior synonym of Pyramica: Bolton, 1999: 1668; Bolton, 2000: 91.
    • Smithistruma junior synonym of Strumigenys: Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 1994: 14; Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 2007: 102.
  • CEPHALOXYS [junior homonym, see Smithistruma]
    • Cephaloxys Smith, F. 1865: 76. Type-species: Cephaloxys capitata, by monotypy. [Junior homonym of Cephaloxys Signoret, 1847: 294 (Hemiptera).]
    • Smithistruma Brown, 1948e: 104, replacement name for Cephaloxys Smith.

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C.; De Andrade, M. L. 1994. First description of fossil Dacetini ants with a critical analysis of the current classification of the tribe (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. VI: Dacetini). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. Ser. B ( (page 14, Smithistruma as junior synonym of Strumigenys)
  • Bolton, B. 1983. The Afrotropical dacetine ants (Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 46: 267-416 (page 274, Smithistruma senior synonym of Micostruma)
  • Bolton, B. 1983. The Afrotropical dacetine ants (Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 46: 267-416 (page 276, Key to Afrotropical species)
  • Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 3 33: 1639-1689 (page 1668, Smithistruma as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 65: 1-1028 (page 91, Smithistruma as junior synonym of Pyramica)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 189, Smithistruma as junior synonym of Pyramica [Type-species not Strumigenys pulchella, unjustified subsequent designation by Brown, 1948b: 104])
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1948e. A preliminary generic revision of the higher Dacetini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 74: 101-129 (page 104, Cephaloxys Signoret, 1847 (Hemiptera) senior homonym of Cephaloxys Smith, F. 1865; Smithistruma as genus; replacement name for Cephaloxys Smith, F. 1865; Smithistruma in Myrmicinae, Dacetini)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 31, Revision of genus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 112, Keys to Neotropical species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 96, Keys to Nearctic species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 125, Key to Oriental species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953g. Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. Am. Midl. Nat. 50: 1-137 (page 130, Key to Afrotropical species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1964b. The ant genus Smithistruma: a first supplement to the World revision (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 89: 183-200 (page 183, Revision of genus)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973a. A new species of Miccostruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from West Africa, with notes on the genus. J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 46: 32-35 (page 35, Smithistruma senior synonym of Platystruma, Weberistruma, and Wessonistruma)
  • Ward, P. S. 1988. Mesic elements in the western Nearctic ant fauna: taxonomic and biological notes on Amblyopone, Proceratium, and Smithistruma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 61: 102-124 (page 122, Key to Nearctic species)