Xenometra

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Xenometra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Xenometra
Emery, 1917
Type species
Xenometra monilicornis (junior synonym of Cardiocondyla emeryi)

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Specimen Label

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

Nomenclature

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

  • XENOMETRA [junior synonym of Cardiocondyla]
    • Xenometra Emery, 1917a: 96. Type-species: Xenometra monilicornis (junior synonym of Cardiocondyla emeryi), by monotypy.
    • Xenometra junior synonym of Cardiocondyla: Baroni Urbani, 1973: 199; Marikovsky & Yakushin, 1974: 60.


References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1973a. Die Gattung Xenometra, ein objektives Synonym (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 46: 199-201 (page 199, Xenometra as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 244, Xenometra as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1917a. Questions de nomenclature et synonymies relatives à quelques genres et espèces de Formicides (Hym.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1917: 94-97 (page 96, Xenometra as genus)
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 126, Xenometra in Myrmicinae, Cardiocondylini)
  • Marikovsky, P. I.; Yakushkin, V. T. 1974. The ant Cardiocondyla uljanini Em., 1889 and the systematic status of the "Xenometra parasitic ant". Izv. Akad. Nauk Kaz. SSR Ser. Biol. 3: 57-62 (page 60, Xenometra as junior synonym of Cardiocondyla)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 661, Xenometra in Myrmicinae, Cardiocondylini)