Cheliomyrmex morosus

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Cheliomyrmex morosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cheliomyrmecini
Genus: Cheliomyrmex
Species: C. morosus
Binomial name
Cheliomyrmex morosus
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Belize, Colombia, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico (type locality), Panama, Suriname.

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

  • morosus. Labidus morosus Smith, F. 1859b: 6 (m.) MEXICO. Combination in Eciton (Labidus): Mayr, 1886d: 441; in Cheliomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 318. Senior synonym of nortoni: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 324; of payarum: Borgmeier, 1955: 63. See also: Gotwald & Kupiec, 1975: 961.
  • nortoni. Cheliomyrmex nortoni Mayr, 1870b: 969 (w.) MEXICO. André, 1887: 294 (s.w.). Junior synonym of morosus: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 324.
  • payarum. Eciton morosum var. payarum Forel, 1899c: 27 (m.) HONDURAS. Combination in Cheliomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 324. Junior synonym of morosus: Borgmeier, 1955: 63.



  • Borgmeier, T. 1955. Die Wanderameisen der neotropischen Region. Stud. Entomol. 3: 1-720 (page 63, Senior synonym of payarum)
  • Gotwald, W. H., Jr.; Kupiec, B. M. 1975. Taxonomic implications of doryline worker ant morphology: Cheliomyrmex morosus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 68: 961-971 (page 961, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1886d. Die Formiciden der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 419-464 (page 441, Combination in Eciton (Labidus))
  • Smith, F. 1859b [1858]. Catalogue of British fossorial Hymenoptera, Formicidae, and Vespidae, in the collection of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 236 pp. (page 6, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921d. Observations on army ants in British Guiana. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 56: 291-328 (page 318, Combination in Cheliomyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921d. Observations on army ants in British Guiana. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 56: 291-328 (page 324, Senior synonym of nortoni)