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Species: Formica cinerea   Mayr, 1853 

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Formica cinerea cinereoimitans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica cinerea Mayr, 1853d PDF: 281 (w.q.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 344 (m.).
Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Forel, 1915d: 64.
Senior synonym of Formica brevisetosa: Finzi, 1928a PDF: 68; of Formica subrufoides: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 59.
Material of the nomen nudum Formica cinereoglebaria referred here: Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971 PDF: 157.
Senior synonym of Formica armenica, Formica balcanina, Formica iberica, Formica imitans, Formica italica, Formica novaki: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Formica cinerea cinereoimitans.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
    Asia: Armenia
    Europe: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Formica cinerea   Mayr, G. L., 1853, Beschreibungen einiger neuer Ameisen., Verhandlungen des Zoologisch-Botanischen Vereins in Wien 3, pp. 277-286: 281-282, (download) 281-282 4441
Formica cinerea   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 18, (download) 18 3994
Formica cinerea   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 124-127, (download) 124-127 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Low prairie, 2 times found in city, 2 times found in village, 1 times found in Masonry dome, Meadow, 1 times found in willow thicket, 1 times found in around house, 1 times found in Mixed montane forest, 1 times found in xerothermous river valley, 1 times found in Black oak dunes, 1 times found in montane, riverside, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times roadside, 2 times under rock, roadside, 2 times on the ground, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times under wood, 1 times under stone, 1 times stairs btw. airport & carpark, 1 times on road, 1 times on ground, 1 times nest on path, 1 times mound nests, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times search, 2 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3536 meters, 934 meters average

Type specimens: paralectotype of Formica cinerea imitans: casent0905706; paratype of Formica balcanina: antweb1041257, casent0916650; paratype of Formica cinerea sabulosa: casent0917333; syntype of Formica cinerea: casent0915631; syntype of Formica cinerea ochracea: casent0917334; syntype of Formica cinerea imitans: casent0912262; syntype of Formica cinerea subrufoides: casent0911069; type of Formica cinerea: focol2750, focol2751

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