Sphinctomyrmex perstictus

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Sphinctomyrmex perstictus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Zasphinctus emeryi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Sphinctomyrmex perstictus
Brown, 1975

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


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

  • perstictus. Sphinctomyrmex perstictus Brown, 1975: 33.
    • Status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 51.
    • Unnecessary replacement name for, hence junior synonym of, emeryi: Bolton, 1995b: 392.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 392, junior synonym of emeryi; new synonymy)
  • 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, unnecessary replacement name for, and hence junior synonym of emeryi; Sphinctomyrmex)