Primary type information:
Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Samoa: Savai’i, Matega, W coast, 70 m., 20.iii.1962, acc. no. 387 (Taylor & Ettershank). Primary type depository: MCZC.
Secondary type information:
Secondary type material: 37 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen. Secondary type locality: 7 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen with same data as holotype, 30 paratype workers with same data as holotype but acc. nos 388, 389, 404, 408, 411, 412. Secondary type depositories: ANIC, BPBM, MCZC.