Cataulacus parallelus

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Cataulacus parallelus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cataulacus guineensis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Cataulacus
Species: Cataulacus parallelus
Smith, F., 1853

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


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

  • parallelus. Cataulacus parallelus Smith, F. 1853: 226, pl. 19, fig. 6 (q.) SOUTH AFRICA (locality in error). Junior synonym of guineensis: Bolton, 1974a: 55.


  • Bolton, B. 1974a. A revision of the Palaeotropical arboreal ant genus Cataulacus F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 1-105 (page 55, Junior synonym of guineensis)
  • Smith, F. 1853 [1854]. Monograph of the genus Cryptocerus, belonging to the group Cryptoceridae - family Myrmicidae - division Hymenoptera Heterogyna. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 2: 213-228 (page 226, pl. 19, fig. 6 queen described)