Melophorus fieldi propinquus

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Melophorus fieldi propinquus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Melophorus biroi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Melophorus
Species: Melophorus fieldi propinquus
Viehmeyer, 1925

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


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

  • propinquus. Melophorus fieldi var. propinqua Viehmeyer, 1925a: 36 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Subspecies of fieldi: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 123; Bolton, 1995b: 250.
    • Junior synonym of biroi: Heterick, et al. 2017: 162.