Cryptocerus varians marginata

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Cryptocerus varians marginata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes decoloratus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cryptocerus varians marginata
Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914

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


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

  • marginata. Cryptocerus varians subsp. marginata Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 39, fig. 17 (s.w.q.) HAITI. [Junior primary homonym of Cryptocerus marginatus Fabricius, 1804: 419 (above).] Junior synonym of pallens: Kempf, 1958a: 151. Replacement name: decoloratus De Andrade, in De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 508.


  • De Andrade, M. L.; Baroni Urbani, C. 1999. Diversity and adaptation in the ant genus Cephalotes, past and present. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B (Geol. Paläontol.) 271: 1-889 (page 508, Replacement name, with new combination, revival from synonymy and elevation to species, for Cryptocerus varians subsp. marginata)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 33: 1-61 (page 39, [Junior primary homonym of Cryptocerus marginatus Fabricius, 1804: 419.])