Formica caustica

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Formica caustica
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cephalotes pusillus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Formica caustica
Kollar, 1832

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

Nomenclature

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

  • caustica. Formica caustica Kollar, in Pohl & Kollar, 1832: 17, fig. 12 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Cryptocerus: Guérin-Méneville, 1844a: 426. Junior synonym of minutus: Emery, 1890b: 74; Forel, 1895b: 134; of pusillus: Emery, 1924d: 307; Kempf, 1951: 176.

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