Cerapachys cooperi

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Cerapachys cooperi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Parasyscia afer)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: Cerapachys cooperi
Arnold, 1915

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

Nomenclature

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

  • cooperi. Cerapachys cooperi Arnold, 1915: 14 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 755.
    • Junior synonym of afer: Brown, 1975: 22.

References

  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 14, worker, queen described)
  • 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, junior synonym of afer)