Formica quadridens De Geer

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Formica quadridens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes atratus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Formica quadridens
De Geer, 1773

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


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

  • quadridens. Formica quadridens De Geer, 1773: 609, pl. 31, figs.17-20 (w.) SURINAM. Combination in Cephalotes: Santschi, 1919f: 44. Junior synonym of atratus: Retzius, 1783: 76; Latreille, 1802c: 272. Revived from synonymy: Santschi, 1919f: 44. Subspecies of atratus: Santschi, 1920f: 148; Forel, 1922: 97. Junior synonym of atratus: Kempf, 1951: 115.