Cephalotes decemspinosus

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Cephalotes decemspinosus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes marginatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cephalotes decemspinosus
Santschi, 1920

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


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

  • decemspinosus. Cephalotes decemspinosus Santschi, 1920f: 148 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Senior synonym of spissus: Kempf, 1951: 125. Junior synonym of marginatus: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 124.


  • 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 124, Junior synonym of marginatus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 125, Senior synonym of spissus)
  • Santschi, F. 1920f. Nouvelles fourmis du genre Cephalotes Latr. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1920: 147-149 (page 148, worker described)