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Species: Meranoplus spinosus   Smith, 1859 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus spinosus Smith, 1859a PDF: 150 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Procryptocerus: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 456.
[Specimen supposed to be the worker holotype of a Meranoplus species is a queen of a Procryptocerus species. Therefore either locality in error or specimen has been changed, or both: Bolton, 1995b: 367.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158

1. Meranoplus spinosusHNS.

M. castaneo-rufus; abdomine nigro, thorace sexspinoso; abdomine ovato.

Worker. Length 1 1 / 2 line. Head and thorax rugose; the antennae and tarsi rufo-testaceous; the eyes rather prominent, the groove above them at the sides of the head extending backwards to the vertex. Thorax: the anterior margin curved forwards, the lateral angles produced into a bifurcate process on each side, behind the processes, slightly narrowed to the base of a long curved tooth; the posterior margin emarginate with a long sharp spine at each angle of the emargination; the node of the petiole globose. Abdomen black, smooth and shining.

Hab. Aru.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype? of Meranoplus spinosus: casent0916665

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