Aphaenogaster funkikoensis

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Aphaenogaster funkikoensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphaenogaster lepida)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster funkikoensis
Creighton, 1950

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • funkikoensis. Aphaenogaster funkikoensis Creighton, 1950a: 152 (footnote). Unnecessary (third) replacement name for silvestrii Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 37. [Junior primary homonym of silvestrii Menozzi, 1929b: 282.] Junior synonym of lepida (first replacement name): Brown, 1954d: 10.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 69, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1954d. The synonymy of the ant Aphaenogaster lepida Wheeler. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 30: 10 PDF (page 10, junior synonym of lepida (first replacement name))
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 152, (footnote) ; Aphaenogaster)
  • Menozzi, C. 1929c. Una nuova specie di Formica del genere Aphaenogaster Mayr del Nord America. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 282-284 (page 282, junior primary homonym of silvestrii)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929h. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Formosa, the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 24: 27-64 (page 37, unnecessary (third) replacement name for silvestrii)