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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cyathomyrmex
Creighton, 1933
Type species
Cryptocerus pallens, now Cephalotes pallens

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Specimen Label

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


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

  • CYATHOMYRMEX [junior synonym of Cephalotes]
    • Cyathomyrmex Creighton, 1933: 100 [as subgenus of Cryptocerus]. Replacement name for Cyathocephalus Emery, above. [Junior homonym of Cyathocephalus Kessler, 1868: 135 (Cestoda).]
    • Cyathomyrmex subgenus of Paracryptocerus: Smith, M.R. 1949c: 21.
    • Cyathomyrmex junior synonym of Paracryptocerus: Kempf, 1972a: 175.
    • Cyathomyrmex junior synonym of Cephalotes: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 59.
  • CYATHOCEPHALUS [junior homonym, see Cyathomyrmex]
    • Cyathocephalus Emery, 1915i: 192 [as subgenus of Cryptocerus]. Type-species: Cryptocerus pallens, by original designation. [Junior homonym of Cyathocephalus Kessler, 1868: 135 (Cestoda).]
    • Cyathomyrmex Creighton, 1933: 100, replacement name for Cyathocephalus Emery.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 195, Cyathomyrmex as junior synonym of Cephalotes [Replacement name for Cyathocephalus Emery: 1915; junior homonym of Cyathocephalus Kessler, 1868:135 (Cestoda).])
  • Creighton, W. S. 1933. Cyathomyrmex, a new name for the subgenus Cyathocephalus Emery. Psyche (Camb.) 40: 98-100 (page 100, Cyathomyrmex as subgenus of Cryptocerus; replacement name for Cyathocephalus Emery)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 298, Cyathomyrmex as subgenus of Cryptocerus)
  • 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 59, Cyathomyrmex as junior synonym of Cephalotes)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 156, Cyathomyrmex as subgenus of Paracryptocerus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 175, Cyathomyrmex as junior synonym of Paracryptocerus)
  • Smith, M. R. 1949c. On the status of Cryptocerus Latreille and Cephalotes Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 56: 18-21 (page 21, Cyathomyrmex in Myrmicinae, Cephalotini; Cyathomyrmex as subgenus of Paracryptocerus)