Calyptomyrmex foreli

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Calyptomyrmex foreli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Calyptomyrmex
Species: C. foreli
Binomial name
Calyptomyrmex foreli
Emery, 1915

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ethiopia (type locality), Gabon, South Africa.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • emeryi. Dicroaspis emeryi Forel, 1910c: 262 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Santschi, 1913c: 311 (q.). [Junior secondary homonym of emeryi Forel, above.] Replacement name: foreli Emery, 1915g: 15.
  • foreli. Calyptomyrmex (Dicroaspis) foreli Emery, 1915g: 15. Replacement name for Dicroaspis emeryi Forel, 1910c: 262. [Junior secondary homonym of Calyptomyrmex emeryi Forel, 1901h: 51.] Senior synonym of hartwigi, pusillus: Bolton, 1981a: 67.
  • pusillus. Calyptomyrmex (Dicroaspis) pusillus Santschi, 1915c: 256 (w.) GABON. Junior synonym of foreli: Bolton, 1981a: 67.
  • hartwigi. Calyptomyrmex arnoldi subsp. hartwigi Arnold, 1948: 220 (w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of foreli: Bolton, 1981a: 67.



  • Bolton, B. 1981a. A revision of the ant genera Meranoplus F. Smith, Dicroaspis Emery and Calyptomyrmex Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 42: 43-81 (page 67, senior synonym of hartwigi and pusillus)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 83, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1915e. Formiche raccolte nell'Eritrea dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 10: 3-26 (page 15, replacement name for Dicroaspis emeryi Forel.)
  • Forel, A. 1901m. Formiciden des Naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg. Neue Calyptomyrmex-, Dacryon-, Podomyrma- und Echinopla-Arten. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 18: 43-82 (page 51, junior secondary homonym of Calyptomyrmex emeryi Forel)