Cerapachys antennatus

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Cerapachys antennatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Cerapachys
Species: C. antennatus
Binomial name
Cerapachys antennatus
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • antennatus. Cerapachys antennatus Smith, F. 1857a: 74 (w.) BORNEO (East Malaysia: Sarawak).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Malaysia: Borneo, Sarawak (A.R. Wallace).
    • Type-depository: OXUM.
    • Emery, 1887b: 445 (q.); Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 140 (m.).
    • Combination in C. (Cerapachys): Emery, 1902c: 24.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1861b: 47; Mayr, 1863: 403; Roger, 1863b: 25; Smith, F. 1871a: 329; Emery, 1887b: 445; Dalla Torre, 1893: 17; Emery, 1901g: 566; Emery, 1902c: 24; Emery, 1911d: 9; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 45 (redescription); Crawley, 1926: 387 (redescription of type-material); Donisthorpe, 1932c: 450; Donisthorpe, 1941j: 199; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 18; Brown, 1975: 22, 59; Bolton, 1995b: 142; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 32.
    • Senior synonym of wheeleri: Brown, 1975: 22; Bolton, 1995b: 142.
    • Distribution: Malaysia (Sarawak).
  • wheeleri. Cerapachys wheeleri Crawley, 1926: 389 (in text) (w.) BORNEO (no state data).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • [Note: this taxon was based on a unique worker: Cerapachys antennatus F. Smith, sensu Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 45, misidentification.]
    • Type-locality: Malaysia: Borneo, Sarawak, Kuching (J. Hewitt).
    • Type-depository: unknown (holotype lost: Brown, 1975: 60).
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 20.
    • Junior synonym of antennatus: Brown, 1975: 22, 60; Bolton, 1995b: 145.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Cerapachys antennatus

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled with a pink, rectangular “TYPE” label, a Donisthorpe type-label and a folded blue rectangular label “Cerapachys antennatus Smith. Borneo.”

A second specimen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, also labelled “Cerapachys antennatus Smith. Borneo,” is actually a worker of C. sulcinodis Emery, and has been det. as such.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 142, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 22, Senior synonym of wheeleri)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1926. A revision of some old types of Formicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1925: 373-393 (page 387, Type-material redescribed)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1941k. Descriptions of new ants (Hym., Formicidae) from various localities. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(8): 199-210 (page 199, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1887f. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 433-448 (page 445, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 74, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 140, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borgmeier T. 1957. Myrmecologische Studien, I. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 29: 103-128.
  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1): 1-115.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Crawley W. C. 1926. A revision of some old types of Formicidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1925: 373-393.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1941. Descriptions of new ants (Hym., Formicidae) from various localities. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)8: 199-210.
  • Emery C. 1887. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25(5): 427-473.
  • Emery C. 1901. Formiciden von Celebes. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 14:565-580.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Emery, C.. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine)." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 5, no. 25 (1887): 427-473.
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58
  • Smith F. 1861. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 6: 36-48.
  • Smith, F.. "Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace." Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2 (1857): 42-88.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1919. The ants of Borneo. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63:43-147.
  • Wilson E. O. 1959. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. VI. The tribe Cerapachyini. Pacific Insects 1: 39-57.