Parasyscia peringueyi

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Parasyscia peringueyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. peringueyi
Binomial name
Parasyscia peringueyi
Emery, 1886

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Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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

  • peringueyi. Parasyscia peringueyi Emery, 1886: 360 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Emery, 1895j: 757 (q.).
    • Combination in Cerapachys (Cerapachys): Emery, 1902c: 24.
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 205.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 17; Emery, 1911d: 9; Arnold, 1915: 13; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756; Brown, 1975: 23, 62; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Senior synonym of latiuscula: Brown, 1975: 23.
  • latiuscula. Parasyscia peringueyi var. latiuscula Emery, 1895h: 19 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys (Cerapachys): Emery, 1911d: 9.
    • Subspecies of peringueyi: Emery, 1911d: 9; Arnold, 1915: 14; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756.
    • Junior synonym of peringueyi: Brown, 1975: 23.



  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 13, see also)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 144, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 23, Senior synonym of latiuscula)
  • Emery, C. 1886b. Alcune formiche africane. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 18: 355-366 (page 360, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 757, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1902c. Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 24, Combination in Cerapachys)