Cyphomyrmex championi Forel

Kempf, W. W., 1966, A revision of the Neotropical fungus-growing ants of the genus Cyphomyrmex Mayr. Part II. Group of rimosus (Spinola) (Hym. Formicidae)., Studia Entomologica (N. S.) 8, pp. 161-200: 192

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Cyphomyrmex championi Forel


13. Cyphomyrmex championi Forel  HNS 

Cyphomyrmex championi Forel  HNS  , 1899: 41, pl. 3, fig. 3 (Male; Panama: Volcano de Chiriqui).

Type. - A lone male (holotype) collected by Champion, deposited in the British Museum (Natural History).

Not being prepared for a critical study of Cyphomyrmex  HNS  males, I gave this specimens only a perfunctory glance during my visit to the British Museum in August 1964. The specimen looks like a big rimosus  HNS  male with comparatively huge frontal lobes. A future revision of the males of genus Cyphomyrmex  HNS  will probably show that championi  HNS  is the male caste of salvini Forel  HNS  . The types of both species are from Panama, and both were described by Forel in the same paper.