Primary type information:
Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Longino & Cover, 2004: 10). Primary type locality: lectotype Costa Rica: Alajuela, 1889 (A. Alfaro). Primary type depository: MSNG.
The original syntype male was misidentified; it is now determined as Aphaenogaster araneoides and excluded from the type-series (Longino & Cover, 2004: 10).