Calyptomyrmex piripilis Santschi
Type location Zaïre
n.sp., Santschi, 1923e: 282, worker), collected at Manyema,
Gérard - see below
cataractae n. sp., Arnold, 1926: 283, worker)
from Zimbabwe, Rain Forest, Victoria Falls, G Arnold - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
cataractae litoralis n. subsp., Arnold, 1948: 221, worker)
from South Africa, Richards
Bay, Zululand, J C Faure - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
(Calyptomyrmex) punctatus new species, Weber, 1952: 24,
illustrated, worker) from Kenya, near Tanzania border, 1º38'S
35º17'E - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
Worker and possible female
known (see Bolton, 1995) .
description (1923e: 282, worker, my
WORKER - TL 3.4 mm. Very similar in colour and aspect to C.
nummuliticus but differing as follows - Head and thorax more
distinctly longitudinally striated. The hairs, which are very swollen,
are "piriforme" (?like peppers?) and not circular like those of nummuliticus.
The head is not so wide behind and the thorax also is narrower. The
propodeum dorsum is more transversely concave and more strongly
bordered, finely granulated, rugose, whereas it is grossly rugose in nummuliticus.
The petiole is a little higher than the postpetiole and more rounded, a
little shorter than in nummuliticus. The postpetiole is more
than twice as wide as long but noticeably shorter than in nummuliticus.
A single worker only seen.
photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0406908
Locality: Central African Republic: Prefecture Sangha-Mbaéré;
Parc National Dzanga-Ndoki, Mabéa Bai, 21.4 km 53° NE Bayanga;
03°02'00"N 016°24'36"E 510m Collection Information: Collection codes:
BLF4000. Date: 1-7 May 2001. Collected by: B.L.Fisher. Method: EC19
sifted litter. Habitat: rainforest. Transect Type: MW 50 sample
transect, 5m Transect Sample No.: 40.