Odontomachus ruficeps aruanus

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Odontomachus ruficeps aruanus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Odontomachus cephalotes)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: Odontomachus ruficeps aruanus
Karavaiev, 1925

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


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

  • aruanus. Odontomachus ruficeps subsp. aruanus Karavaiev, 1925c: 295, fig. 14 (w.m.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Junior synonym of cephalotes: Wilson, 1959a: 491.


  • Karavaiev, V. 1925c. Ponerinen (Fam. Formicidae) aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. (Schluss). Konowia 4: 276-296 (page 295, fig. 14 worker, male described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120: 483-510 (page 491, Junior synonym of cephalotes)