Amblyopone cephalotes

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Amblyopone cephalotes
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Amblyopone australis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Amblyopone
Species: Amblyopone cephalotes
Smith, F., 1876

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Amblyopone australis.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • cephalotes. Amblyopone cephalotes Smith, F. 1876c: 490 (w.) NEW ZEALAND. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 117 (l.). Subspecies of australis and senior synonym of maculata: Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 13. Junior synonym of australis: Brown, 1958h: 14.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 61, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 14, Junior synonym of australis)
  • Smith, F. 1876c. Descriptions of three new species of Hymenoptera (Formicidae) from New Zealand. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1876: 489-492 (page 490, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1952a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae - Part I. Am. Midl. Nat. 48: 111-144 (page 117, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927c. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29 (page 13, Subspecies of australis and senior synonym of maculata)