Sphinctomyrmex fallax

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Sphinctomyrmex fallax
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Zasphinctus steinheili)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Sphinctomyrmex fallax
Forel, 1900

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


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

  • fallax. Sphinctomyrmex (Eusphinctus) fallax Forel, 1900b: 73 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 7.
    • Junior synonym of steinheili: Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 225.


  • Forel, A. 1900b. Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J.-J. Walker, etc. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 54-77 (page 73, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918a. The Australian ants of the ponerine tribe Cerapachyini. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 53: 215-265 (page 225, junior synonym of steinheili)