Formicoxenus orientalis

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Formicoxenus orientalis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formicoxenus sibiricus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Formicoxenus
Species: Formicoxenus orientalis
Dlussky, 1963

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


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

  • orientalis. Formicoxenus orientalis Dlussky, 1963: 193, figs. 6, 8 (w.) RUSSIA. Junior synonym of sibiricus: Francoeur, Loiselle & Buschinger, 1985: 382. [Kupyanskaya, 1990: 149 uses the name orientalis, apparently unaware of the revision by Francoeur, et al.; their synonymy is reaffirmed by Radchenko, 1994b: 111.]


  • Dlussky, G. M. 1963a. Two new species of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from eastern Transbaikalia. Entomol. Obozr. 42: 190-194 (page 193, figs. 6, 8 worker described)
  • Francoeur, A.; Loiselle, R.; Buschinger, A. 1985. Biosystématique de la tribu Leptothoracini (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). 1. Le genre Formicoxenus dans la région holarctique. Nat. Can. (Qué.) 112: 343-403 (page 382, junior synonym of sibiricus)