Cryptocerus araneolus

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

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


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

  • araneolus. Cryptocerus araneolus Smith, F. 1853: 223, pl. 19, fig. 4 (w.) ANTILLES. Subspecies of discocephalus: Forel, 1893g: 382. Revived status as species: Forel, 1897b: 300. Subspecies of pallens: Forel, 1899c: 51. Junior synonym of pallens: Emery, 1894c: 212; Kempf, 1958a: 151.