Xiphomyrmex atomum

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Xiphomyrmex atomum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Wasmannia auropunctata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Wasmannia
Species: Xiphomyrmex atomum
Santschi, 1914

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


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • atomum. Xiphomyrmex atomum Santschi, 1914d: 370 (w.) GABON. Combination in Wasmannia: Santschi, 1916b: 504. Subspecies of auropunctata: Santschi, 1916b: 504. Junior synonym of auropunctata: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 912.