Aneuretus butteli

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Aneuretus butteli
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aneuretus simoni)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aneuretinae
Genus: Aneuretus
Species: Aneuretus butteli
Forel, 1912

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


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

  • butteli. Aneuretus butteli Forel, 1912m: 770 (q.) SRI LANKA. [Also described as new by Forel, 1913k: 87.] Junior synonym of simoni: Wilson, Eisner, et al. 1956: 81.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 63, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1912n. Descriptions provisoires de genres, sous-genres, et espèces de Formicides des Indes orientales. Rev. Suisse Zool. 20: 761-774 (page 770, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1913l. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise nach Ostindien ausgeführt im Auftrage der Kgl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin von H. v. Buttel-Reepen. II. Ameisen aus Sumatra, Java, Malacca und Ceylon. Gesammelt von Her (page 87, also described as new)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Eisner, T.; Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1956. Aneuretus simoni Emery, a major link in ant evolution. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 115: 81-99 (page 81, junior synonym of simoni)