Tapinoma breve

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Tapinoma breve
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tapinoma erraticum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: Tapinoma breve
Emery, 1925

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


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

  • breve. Tapinoma breve Emery, 1925d: 60, fig. 12 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Subspecies of erraticum: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927d: 34. Junior synonym of erraticum: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 169.


  • Dlussky, G. M.; Soyunov, O. S.; Zabelin, S. I. 1990 [1989]. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkhabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp. (page 169, Junior synonym of erraticum)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 60, fig. 12 worker described)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1927d. Contributions to the knowledge of the myrmecology of Turkestan. II. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 21: 33-42 (page 34, Subspecies of erratricum)