IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Taxonomic History

Formica polyctena Foerster, 1850a: 15 (w.q.m.) GERMANY. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Formica rufa: Nylander, 1856b PDF: 60; Emery & Forel, 1879: 450; Dalla Torre, 1893: 208; Yarrow, 1955a PDF: 3.
Subspecies of Formica rufa: Forel, 1915d: 58; Emery, 1925d PDF: 253; Stitz, 1939: 339; Boven, 1947: 189.
Senior synonym of Formica minor: Betrem, 1960b: 64; Dlussky, 1967a PDF: 93; of Formica nuda: Dlussky, 1967a PDF: 93; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971 PDF: 187; of Formica major: Radchenko, 2007: 37 (Formica major is best regarded as a nomen oblitum, therefore Formica polyctena takes priority).
See also: Mabelis, 1979: 451; Gösswald, 1989: 18; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 279; Czechowski & Douwes, 1996: 125.


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