Primary type information:
Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Wilson, 2003a: 655). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Teresópolis, Colonia Alpina (Göldi). Primary type depository: MHNG.
Secondary type information:
Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker, Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: MHNG.
Original description also includes more workers and at least 1 syntype queen.