Polyergus breviceps Emery, 1893 valid
Polyergus rufescens subsp. breviceps Emery, 1893k: 666 (w.) U.S.A. (South Dakota). Nearctic.
Primary type information: USA, COLORADO Summit Co. Breckenridge; CASENT0179559; Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria”, Genova, Italy (MSNG) [erroneously indicated as MHNG by Trager, 2013)
  • Subspecies of Polyergus rufescens: Wheeler, 1901e: 714; Wheeler, 1910a: 571; Santschi, 1911d: 7; Wheeler, 1914c: 56; Wheeler, 1915b: 419; Wheeler, 1917a: 555; Emery, 1925d: 269; Essig, 1926: 867; Cole, 1936a: 38; Cole, 1942: 385; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1944: 269; Buren, 1944a: 310; Smith, 1947g: 157 (redescription); Creighton, 1950a: 558; Smith, 1951c: 874; Cole, 1954g: 285; Smith, 1958c: 161; Smith, 1967a: 374; Kutter, 1968c: 208.
  • Status as species: Kannowski, 1956a: 185; Wheeler, 1968: 163; Hunt & Snelling, 1975: 23; Francoeur, 1977b: 208; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1977b: 2; Yensen et al., 1977: 185; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1978b: 396; Smith, 1979: 1466; Allred, 1982: 504; Hölldobler, 1985: 225; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g: 95; DuBois & LaBerge, 1988: 150; MacKay et al., 1988: 120; Wheeler et al., 1994: 308; Bolton, 1995b: 342; Mackay & Mackay, 2002: 407; Coovert, 2005: 161; Ward, 2005: 30; Trager, 2013: 511 (redescription).
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