Odontomachus laticeps

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Odontomachus laticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. laticeps
Binomial name
Odontomachus laticeps
Roger, 1861

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Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico (type locality), Suriname.

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

  • laticeps. Odontomachus haematodus var. laticeps Roger, 1861a: 25 (w.) MEXICO. Subspecies of haematodus: Emery, 1890b: 44; Emery, 1911d: 115. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 51; Kempf, 1972a: 172. Senior synonym of striativentris: Brown, 1976a: 104.
  • striativentris. Odontomachus haematodes r. striativentris Emery, 1890b: 44 (w.) COSTA RICA. [Also described as new by Emery, 1894k: 50.] Subspecies of haematodus: Emery, 1911d: 115. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 52; Kempf, 1972a: 172. Junior synonym of laticeps: Brown, 1976a: 104.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1976c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171 (page 104, Senior synonym of striativentris)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 51, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1890c. Studii sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 22: 38-80 (page 44, Subspecies/race of haematodus)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 115, Subspecies/race of haematodus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 172, Raised to species)
  • Roger, J. 1861a. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen (Schluss). Berl. Entomol. Z. 5: 1-54 (page 25, worker described)