Syscia australis edentata

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Syscia australis edentata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Ooceraea australis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Ooceraea
Species: Syscia australis edentata
Forel, 1900

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


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

  • edentatus. Syscia australis var. edentata Forel, 1900b: 69 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • [Misspelled as edentula by Emery, 1911d: 10.]
    • Combination in Cerapachys (Syscia): Emery, 1911d: 10.
    • Subspecies of australis: Emery, 1911d: 10; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 264.
    • Synonym of australis: Brown, 1975: 22, 72; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 24; Taylor, 1987a: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 142.

Taxonomic Notes

All these authors give edentata as senior synonym, but australis has priority. The error arose from Brown’s assumption that australis was a junior homonym, which is not the case.