Sphinctomyrmex fallax hedwigae

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Sphinctomyrmex fallax hedwigae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Zasphinctus steinheili)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Sphinctomyrmex fallax hedwigae
Forel, 1910

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.

  • hedwigae. Sphinctomyrmex (Eusphinctus) fallax subsp. hedwigae Forel, 1910b: 21 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Eusphinctus (Eusphinctus): Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 228.
    • Subspecies of fallax: Emery, 1911d: 7; Emery, 1914b: 179.
    • Subspecies of steinheili: Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 228; Clark, 1925a: 63.
    • Junior synonym of steinheili: Brown, 1975: 33.


  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 33, junior synonym of steinheili)
  • Forel, A. 1910e. Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1903-1905 von Dr. Leonhard Schultze. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. D) Formicidae. Denkschr. M (page 21, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918a. The Australian ants of the ponerine tribe Cerapachyini. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 53: 215-265 (page 228, Variety of steinheili)