Sericomyrmex urichi

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Sericomyrmex urichi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Sericomyrmex mayri)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Sericomyrmex
Species: Sericomyrmex urichi
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • urichi. Sericomyrmex urichi Forel, 1912e: 193 (w.) TRINIDAD.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 11 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 13; Emery, 1924d: 339; Weber, 1937: 395; Weber, 1945: 40; Kempf, 1972a: 230; Bolton, 1995b: 382.
    • Junior synonym of mayri: Ješovnik & Schultz, 2017a: 61.


  • Forel, A. 1912f. Formicides néotropiques. Part II. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (Attini, Dacetii, Cryptocerini). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 179-209 (page 193, worker described)
  • Ješovnik, A., Schultz, T.R. 2017. Revision of the fungus-farming ant genus Sericomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). ZooKeys, 670, 1–109 (DOI 10.3897/zookeys.670.11839).
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1937b. Ants mostly from the mountains of Cuba. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 81: 439-465.