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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cyathocephalus
Emery, 1915
Type species
Cryptocerus pallens, now Cephalotes pallens

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Specimen Label

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Cephalotes (the senior synonym of Cyathomyrmex).


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

  • CYATHOCEPHALUS [junior homonym, see Cyathomyrmex]
    • Cyathocephalus Emery, 1915i: 192 [as subgenus of Cryptocerus]. Type-species: Cryptocerus pallens, by original designation. [Junior homonym of Cyathocephalus Kessler, 1868: 135 (Cestoda).]
    • Cyathomyrmex Creighton, 1933: 100, replacement name for Cyathocephalus Emery.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 195, Cyathocephalus as subgenus of Cryptocerus [Cyathocephalus Emery, junior homonym of Cyathocephalus Kessler, 1868:135 (Cestoda).])
  • Creighton, W. S. 1933. Cyathomyrmex, a new name for the subgenus Cyathocephalus Emery. Psyche (Camb.) 40: 98-100 (page 100, Cyathomyrmex as replacement name for Cyathocephalus Emery 1915)
  • Emery, C. 1915g. Noms de sous-genres et de genres proposés pour la sous-famille des Myrmicinae. Modifications à la classification de ce groupe (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 189-192 (page 192, Cyathocephalus as subgenus of Cryptocerus)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 311, Cyathocephalus as subgenus of Cryptocerus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 246, Cyathocephalus as subgenus of Cryptocerus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 665, Cyathocephalus as subgenus of Cryptocerus)