Lasius Fabricius

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 13

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Lasius Fabricius


Genus Lasius Fabricius 

A close relationship between Acanthomyops Mayr  and Lasius  has long been recognized ( Creighton 1950 a, Wilson 1955 a, Wing 1968 a). Recent molecular studies ( Savolainen 2002, Janda et al. 2004) demonstrate that Acanthomyops  is nested phylogenetically within Lasius  . To maintain monophyly for Lasius  , Acanthomyops  cannot be treated as a separate genus. It is here returned to the status of subgenus (stat. rev.) in Lasius  , which generates revised or new combinations in Lasius  for the following species names: arizonicus comb. rev., bureni comb. nov., californicus  comb. rev., claviger comb. rev., clavigeroides comb. rev., colei  comb. nov., coloradensis comb. rev., creightoni  comb. nov., interjectus comb. rev., latipes  comb. rev., mexicanus  comb. rev., murphyi  comb. rev., occidentalis  comb. rev., parvula comb. rev., plumopilosus comb. rev., pogonogynus comb. rev., pubescens comb. rev., and subglaber comb. rev.