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Species: Formica cinerea   Mayr, 1853 

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Formica cinerea cinereoimitans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

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

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 344 (m.)
Material of the nomen nudum Formica cinereoglebaria referred here: Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971 PDF: 157
Senior synonym of Formica cinerea armenica: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Senior synonym of Formica balcanina: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Senior synonym of Formica cinerea iberica: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Senior synonym of Formica imitans: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Senior synonym of Formica cinerea italica: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Senior synonym of Formica cinerea novaki: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
    Asia: Armenia, China, Georgia, Iran, Turkey
    Europe: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, 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 village, 2 times found in city, 1 times found in young park, 1 times found in cottonwood forest, 1 times found in roadside, 1 times found in Crataegus thicket near marsh, 1 times found in Sandy roadway, Cottonwood grove, 1 times found in forest/park in city, 1 times found in spruce-fir forest and subalpine meadow, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times roadside, 3 times ground foragers, 2 times under rock, roadside, 2 times on the ground, 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: 14 times search, 2 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3536 meters, 913 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1931-10-04 and 2020-02-07

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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