Cyphomyrmex acutus

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Cyphomyrmex acutus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cyphomyrmex salvini)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cyphomyrmex
Species: Cyphomyrmex acutus
Weber, 1940

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


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

  • acutus. Cyphomyrmex acutus Weber, 1940a: 409 (diagnosis in key) (w.) PANAMA. Subspecies of salvini: Weber, 1958d: 261. Junior synonym of salvini: Kempf, 1966: 190.


  • Kempf, W. W. 1966 [1965]. A revision of the Neotropical fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex Mayr. Part II: Group of rimosus (Spinola) (Hym., Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 8: 161-200 (page 190, Junior synonym of salvini)
  • Weber, N. A. 1940b. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part VI. Key to Cyphomyrmex, new Attini and a new guest ant. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 11: 406-427 (page 409, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958e. Some attine synonyms and types (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 60: 259-264 (page 261, Subspecies of salvini)