Meranoplus cordatus

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Meranoplus cordatus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Meranoplus castaneus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: Meranoplus cordatus
Smith, F., 1857

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


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

  • cordatus. Meranoplus cordatus Smith, F. 1857a: 82, pl. 2, fig. 5 (w.) BORNEO. Junior synonym of castaneus: Forel, 1912n: 61.


  • Forel, A. 1912o. Einige neue und interessante Ameisenformen aus Sumatra etc. Zool. Jahrb. Suppl. 15("Erster Ba Band: 51-78 (page 61, Junior synonym of castaneus)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 82, pl. 2, fig. 5 worker described)