Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Brown, 1981: 528). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, “57/63” (H. Clark). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: BMNH. Type notes: Original syntype series consisted of major and minor workers, queens and males. Brown, 1981: 528, pointed out that the type series was mixed, consisting in part of a Solenopsis species.
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