Cryptocerus punctatus

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Cryptocerus punctatus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes spinosus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cryptocerus punctatus
Mayr, 1862

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


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

  • punctatus. Cryptocerus punctatus Mayr, 1862: 762 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of spinosus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 144; Emery, 1924d: 308.