Cyphomyrmex rimosus

Kempf, W. W., 1968, A new species of Cyphomyrmex from Colombia, with further remarks on the genus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)., Revista Brasileira de Biologia 28, pp. 35-41: 40

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Cyphomyrmex rimosus


2. Group of rimosus  HNS  -

Dr. Weber did not fail in discovering a flaw in my grouping. The rimosus-group, which I already set up in 1962, did not quite live up to expectations. As a matter of fact, longiscapus  HNS  and to a lesser degree also wheeleri  HNS  , costatus  HNS  and possible allies, do not completely conform to the group definition. While definitely distinct from the strictly homogeneous strigatus-group, they might be set apart as a third group within the genus. This situation has already been recognized in the second part of my Cyphomyrmex  HNS  revision (Kempf, 1965: 163, 166-7).