Cheliomyrmex nortoni

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Cheliomyrmex nortoni
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cheliomyrmex morosus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cheliomyrmecini
Genus: Cheliomyrmex
Species: Cheliomyrmex nortoni
Mayr, 1870

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


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

  • nortoni. Cheliomyrmex nortoni Mayr, 1870b: 969 (w.) MEXICO. André, 1887: 294 (s.w.). Junior synonym of morosus: Wheeler, W.M. 1921d: 324.


  • André, E. 1887. Description de quelques fourmis nouvelles ou imparfaitement connues. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 6: 280-298 (page 294, soldier, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 969, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1921d. Observations on army ants in British Guiana. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 56: 291-328 (page 324, Junior synonym of morosus)