Cephalotes abdominalis

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Cephalotes abdominalis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes opacus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cephalotes abdominalis
Santschi, 1929

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


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

  • abdominalis. Cephalotes abdominalis Santschi, 1929d: 302 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Combination in Eucryptocerus: Kempf, 1951: 129. Junior synonym of opacus: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 147.


  • De Andrade, M. L.; Baroni Urbani, C. 1999. Diversity and adaptation in the ant genus Cephalotes, past and present. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B (Geol. Paläontol.) 271: 1-889 (page 147, Junior synonym of opacus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 129, Combination in Ecucryptocerus)
  • Santschi, F. 1929d. Nouvelles fourmis de la République Argentine et du Brésil. An. Soc. Cient. Argent. 107: 273-316 (page 302, worker described)