Atta fervens (Drury, 1782) junior synonym of current valid taxon Atta cephalotes (Linnaeus, 1758)
Formica fervens Drury, 1782: 58, pl. 42, fig. 3 (q.) MEXICO (“Mosquito Shore, Bay of Mexico”). Nearctic.
  • [Note: Drury, 1782: 58, does not give the name of the species at the description, but it is entered in his index as, “pl. xlii, fig. 3. Fervens. Class Hym. Genus. Form.”].
  • Combination in Atta: Say, 1836: 290.
  • Status as species: Say, 1836: 290; Roger, 1863b: 35; Mayr, 1865: 81; Forel, 1885a: 362; Mayr, 1886d: 442; Cresson, 1887: 259; Emery, 1895d: 324; Forel, 1899b: 33; Forel, 1901d: 124; Crawley, 1916b: 377; Borgmeier, 1939: 427.
  • [Note: Roger, 1863b: 35, Mayr, 1865: 81, Forel, 1885a: 362. Mayr, 1886d: 442, Cresson, 1887: 259, Dalla Torre, 1893: 152, Emery, 1895d: 329, Forel, 1899b: 33, Forel, 1901d: 124, Forel, 1907h: 2, Crawley, 1916b: 377, and Borgmeier, 1939: 427, all record Atta fervens Say. This is correctly Atta fervens (Drury, 1782), sensu Say, 1836.].
  • Junior synonym of Atta cephalotes: Smith, 1858a: 180; Mayr, 1863a: 437; Roger, 1863b: 35; Dalla Torre, 1893: 151; Forel, 1899b: 32; Emery, 1924f: 353; Borgmeier, 1959b: 340; Kempf, 1972b: 26; Bolton, 1995b: 76; Fernández et al., 2015: 99.
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