Cryptocerus discocephalus

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Cryptocerus discocephalus
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 discocephalus
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.

  • discocephalus. Cryptocerus discocephalus Smith, F. 1853: 222, pl. 20, fig. 2 (w.) BRAZIL. Smith, F. 1858b: 191 (s.m.); Smith, F. 1876d: 608 (q.). Combination in Cryptocerus (Cyathocephalus): Emery, 1924d: 311. Subspecies of pallens: Forel, 1911e: 257. Junior synonym of pallens: Emery, 1894c: 212; Kempf, 1958a: 151.