Sericomyrmex aztecus

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Sericomyrmex aztecus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Sericomyrmex opacus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Sericomyrmex
Species: Sericomyrmex aztecus
Forel, 1885

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • aztecus. Sericomyrmex aztecus Forel, 1885a: 363 (w.) MEXICO.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 150; Forel, 1899c: 37; Forel, 1912e: 192 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 11 (in key); Emery, 1924d: 339; Wheeler, W.M. 1934g: 178; Kempf, 1972a: 229; Bolton, 1995b: 382.
    • Junior synonym of opacus: Ješovnik & Schultz, 2017a: 72.


  • Forel, A. 1885a [1884]. Études myrmécologiques en 1884 avec une description des organes sensoriels des antennes. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 20: 316-380 (page 363, worker described)
  • Ješovnik, A., Schultz, T.R. 2017. Revision of the fungus-farming ant genus Sericomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). ZooKeys, 670, 1–109 (DOI 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839).