Primary type information:
Primary type material: syntype minor workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Costa Rica: (no further data) (probably A. Alfaro). Primary type depository: MSNG.
Both Emery, 1890c: 57, and Emery, 1894l: 62, initially give the type locality as Liberia, but then add “I have other examples from Bagaces” (= Costa Rica). Subsequently no Afrotropical examples have ever been recorded, therefore “Liberia” is a mislabel or an error.