Lepisiota cacozela

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Lepisiota cacozela
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. cacozela
Binomial name
Lepisiota cacozela
(Stitz, 1916)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Congo (type locality), Ivory Coast.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • cacozela. Acantholepis capensis var. cacozela Stitz, 1916: 395 (w.) CONGO. [First available use of Acantholepis capensis st. canescens var. cacozela Santschi, 1914b: 126; unavailable name.] Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 227. Raised to species: Santschi, 1935a: 270.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 227, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Santschi, F. 1935a. Fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 27: 254-285 (page 270, Raised to species)
  • Stitz, H. 1916. Formiciden. Ergeb. Zweiten Dtsch. Zent.-Afr. Exped. 1: 369-405 (page 395, worker described)