Cryptocerus aethiops

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Cryptocerus aethiops
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes oculatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cryptocerus aethiops
Smith, F., 1853

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


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

  • aethiops. Cryptocerus aethiops Smith, F. 1853: 216, pl. 20, fig. 9 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of oculatus: Smith, F. 1858b: 188.