Acromyrmex laticeps

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Acromyrmex laticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acromyrmex
Species: A. laticeps
Binomial name
Acromyrmex laticeps
(Emery, 1905)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • laticeps. Atta (Acromyrmex) laticeps Emery, 1905c: 50, figs. 16, 17 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Combination in Acromyrmex: Emery, 1924d: 349. Senior synonym of hortulanus: Gonçalves, 1961: 144.
  • hortulanus. Acromyrmex laticeps var. hortulanus Santschi, 1925a: 381 (w.) URUGUAY. Junior synonym of laticeps: Gonçalves, 1961: 144.



  • Emery, C. 1905f. Revisione delle specie del genere Atta appartenenti ai sottogeneri Moellerius e Acromyrmex. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (6)2:39-54 (page 50, figs. 16, 17 worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 349, Combination in Acromyrmex)
  • Gonçalves, C. R. 1961. O genero Acromyrmex no Brasil (Hym. Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 4: 113-180 (page 144, senior synonym of hortulanus)