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Genus: Asphinctopone   Santschi, 1914 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 3 valid species

Asphinctopone Santschi, 1914d PDF: 318. Type-species: Asphinctopone silvestrii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Asphinctopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; Wheeler, 1922: 650; all subsequent authors except the above.
Genus Asphinctopone references
Wheeler, 1922: 783 (catalogue); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 78 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 75 (catalogue); Bolton & Fisher, 2008A PDF: 57 (all species revision, key); Hawkes, 2010 PDF: 28 (all species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 70 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations).

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania


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