Formica piniphila Schenck, 1852 junior synonym of current valid taxon Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761
Formica piniphila Schenck, 1852: 28 (w.q.m.) GERMANY. Palearctic.
  • Junior synonym of Formica rufa: Mayr, 1855: 328; Emery & Forel, 1879: 450; Dalla Torre, 1893: 208.
  • Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Formica rufa: Forel, 1915d: 57.
  • Revived status as species: Bondroit, 1918: 57.
  • Subspecies of Formica rufa: Emery, 1925d: 253; Stitz, 1939: 338.
  • Junior synonym of Formica major: Betrem, 1953: 325; of Formica rufa: Yarrow, 1955a: 4; Betrem, 1960b: 76; Dlussky, 1967a: 93; Bernard, 1967a: 308; Kutter, 1977c: 273.
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