Formica major Nylander, 1849 junior synonym of current valid taxon Formica polyctena Foerster, 1850
Formica major Nylander, 1849: 29 (w.) FINLAND. Palearctic.
  • [Misspelled as maior by Betrem, 1953: 324 (in key).].
  • Status as species: Betrem, 1926: 213; Betrem, 1953: 324 (in key).
  • Junior synonym of Formica rufa: Mayr, 1863a: 420; Forel, 1874: 98 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879: 450; Donisthorpe, 1915f: 245; Donisthorpe, 1927c: 286; Gösswald, 1941: 73; Yarrow, 1955a: 3; Betrem, 1960b: 76; Dlussky, 1967a: 93; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971: 184; Pisarski, 1975: 48; Kutter, 1977c: 273; Bolton, 1995b: 198.
  • Senior synonym of Formica piniphila: Betrem, 1953: 325.
  • Junior synonym of Formica polyctena: Radchenko, 2007: 37 (Formica major is best regarded as a nomen oblitum, therefore Formica polyctena takes priority).
Citations
†fossil
valid
synonym
subspecies
unidentifiable/excluded from Formicidae
homonym
unavailable/nomen nudum
obsolete combination