Cerapachys antennatus

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Cerapachys antennatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Cerapachys
Species: C. antennatus
Binomial name
Cerapachys antennatus
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

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.

  • antennatus. Cerapachys antennatus Smith, F. 1857a: 74 (w.) BORNEO. Emery, 1887b: 445 (q.); Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 140 (m.). Type-material redescribed: Crawley, 1926: 387. See also: Donisthorpe, 1941j: 199. Senior synonym of wheeleri: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • wheeleri. Cerapachys wheeleri Crawley, 1926: 389 (w.) BORNEO. Junior synonym of antennatus: Brown, 1975: 22.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Cerapachys antennatus

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled with a pink, rectangular “TYPE” label, a Donisthorpe type-label and a folded blue rectangular label “Cerapachys antennatus Smith. Borneo.”

A second specimen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, also labelled “Cerapachys antennatus Smith. Borneo,” is actually a worker of C. sulcinodis Emery, and has been det. as such.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 142, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 22, Senior synonym of wheeleri)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1926. A revision of some old types of Formicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1925: 373-393 (page 387, Type-material redescribed)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1941k. Descriptions of new ants (Hym., Formicidae) from various localities. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(8): 199-210 (page 199, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1887f. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 433-448 (page 445, queen described)
  • 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 74, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 140, male described)