Iberoformica

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Iberoformica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Iberoformica
Tinaut, 1990
Type species
Formica subrufa
Diversity[1]
2 species

Iberoformica is a small genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus was first described as a subgenus of Formica by Tinaut (1990), when he reclassified Formica subrufa as Iberoformica subrufa, the type species of the new subgenus.[3] Agosti (1994) synonymized the subgenus with Formica, and the taxon was finally revived and elevated to genus rank by Muñoz-López et al. (2012) based on molecular data.[4][5]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Iberoformica". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Iberoformica". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Tinaut, A. (1990). "Descripción del macho de Formica subrufa Roger, 1859 y creación de un nuevo subgénero (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". EOS. Revista Española de Entomología (in Spanish) 65: 281–291. 
  4. ^ Agosti, D. (1994). "The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new genus". Systematic Entomology 19: 93–117. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.1994.tb00581.x. 
  5. ^ Muñoz-López, M.; Palomeque, T.; Carrillo, J. A.; Pons, J.; Tinaut, A.; Lorite, P. (2012). "A new taxonomic status for Iberoformica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) based on the use of molecular markers". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50: 30. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2011.00649.x.