Formica polyctena Foerster, 1850 valid
Formica polyctena Foerster, 1850a: 15 (w.q.m.) GERMANY. Palearctic.
  • Junior synonym of Formica rufa: Nylander, 1856b: 60; Emery & Forel, 1879: 450; Dalla Torre, 1893: 208; Yarrow, 1955a: 3.
  • Subspecies of Formica rufa: Forel, 1915d: 58; Emery, 1925d: 253; Stitz, 1939: 339; Van Boven, 1947b: 189.
  • Status as species: Bondroit, 1917a: 174; Müller, 1923b: 144; Betrem, 1926: 212; Betrem, 1960b: 64; Dlussky, 1967a: 93; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971: 187; Kutter, 1977c: 272; Collingwood, 1979: 144.
  • Senior synonym of Formica minor: Betrem, 1960b: 64; Dlussky, 1967a: 93; of Formica nuda: Dlussky, 1967a: 93; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971: 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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