Eciton crassicornis

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Eciton crassicornis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Nomamyrmex
Species: Eciton crassicornis
Smith, F., 1855

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


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

  • crassicornis. Eciton crassicornis Smith, F. 1855c: 163, pl. 13, figs. 1, 2 (w.) BRAZIL. Borgmeier, 1958: 202 (q.). Combination in E. (Labidus): Wheeler, W.M. 1916d: 324; in E. (Holopone): Santschi, 1925b: 12; in E. (Nomamyrmex): Borgmeier, 1936: 55; in Nomamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953: 16. Subspecies of esenbeckii, senior synonym of hirsutipodex, intrepidum and material of the unavailable name furiosum referred here: Borgmeier, 1955: 139. Junior synonym of esenbeckii: Wild, 2007b: 43. See also: Watkins, 1977a: 205.