Calyptomyrmex piripilis

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Calyptomyrmex piripilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Calyptomyrmex
Species: C. piripilis
Binomial name
Calyptomyrmex piripilis
Santschi, 1923

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Specimen labels

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Ergatoid queens described by Bolton (1981, p. 65)


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

  • piripilis. Calyptomyrmex piripilis Santschi, 1923e: 282 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Bolton, 1981a: 65 (q.). Senior synonym of cataractae, litoralis, punctatus: Bolton, 1981a: 65.
  • cataractae. Calyptomyrmex cataractae Arnold, 1926: 283 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973a: 35 (l.). Junior synonym of piripilis: Bolton, 1981a: 65.
  • litoralis. Calyptomyrmex cataractae subsp. litoralis Arnold, 1948: 221 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of piripilis: Bolton, 1981a: 65.
  • punctatus. Calyptomyrmex (Calyptomyrmex) punctatus Weber, 1952: 24, figs. 19, 21, 23 (w.) KENYA. Junior synonym of piripilis: Bolton, 1981a: 65.