Cephalotes atratus erectus

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Cephalotes atratus erectus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes atratus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cephalotes atratus erectus
Kempf, 1951

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


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

  • erectus. Cephalotes atratus subsp. erectus Kempf, 1951: 124 (w.q.) PANAMA. [First available use of Cephalotes atratus st. quadridens var. erecta Santschi, 1920f: 149; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of atratus: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 112.


  • De Andrade, M. L.; Baroni Urbani, C. 1999. Diversity and adaptation in the ant genus Cephalotes, past and present. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B (Geol. Paläontol.) 271: 1-889 (page 112, Junior synonym of atratus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 124, worker, queen described)