Taxonomic notes on the genus Protanilla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) from Taiwan

Po Wei Hsu, Feng Chuan Hsu, Yun Hsiao, Chung-Chi Lin

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Abstract

A new species of Protanilla Taylor, 1990, P. jongi sp. nov., from Taiwan is described and illustrated, along with a supplementary description of the queen morphology of P. lini Terayama, 2009 and biological notes of Protanilla species. Furthermore, Furcotanilla Xu, 2012 is considered a junior synonym of Protanilla on reanalysis of purported diagnostic characters. A key to the world fauna of genus Protanilla based on the worker caste is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalZootaxa
Volume4268
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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