Protonym: Formica
Authorship Linnaeus, 1758: 579
Type name Type-species: Formica rufa, by subsequent designation of Curtis, 1839: 752.
Type notes Reasons for the designation of Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761 rather than Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1758, as type-species of Formica, are discussed by Yarrow, 1954c: 313, Yarrow, 1955a: 5.
Notes Type-species also by subsequent designation of Girard, 1879: 1011.
Taxa belonging to this protonym
Formica Genus Valid
Formica (Formica) Subgenus Obsolete combination
an obsolete classification of Formica Linnaeus, 1758