Cryptocerus cristatus ruficeps

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Cryptocerus cristatus ruficeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Cephalotini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cryptocerus cristatus ruficeps
Santschi, 1929

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


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

  • ruficeps. Cryptocerus (Cryptocerus) cristatus var. ruficeps Santschi, 1929d: 301 (s.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of cristatus: Kempf, 1951: 216; of angustus: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 700.