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Genus: Emeryopone   Forel, 1912 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

5 species

Emeryopone Forel, 1912n PDF: 761 . Type-species: Emeryopone buttelreepeni, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Emeryopone also described as new by Forel, 1913l PDF: 14.].
Emeryopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; all subsequent authors.
Emeryopone as genus: Brown, in Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 162.
Genus Emeryopone references
Baroni Urbani, 1975bBaroni Urbani, C. 1975b. Contributo alla conoscenza dei generi Belonopelta Mayr e Leiopelta gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 48:295-310. [1975-12-28] PDF 122487: 298 (all species key); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 187 (catalogue); Varghese, 2006: 90 (all species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014Schmidt, C. A.; Shattuck, S. O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa 3817(1):1-242. PDF 142616: 194 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations).


Eurasian Region: China, Israel, Saudi Arabia
Pacific Islands Region: Indonesia, Malaysia
South East Asia Region: Borneo, India, Nepal, Thailand, Xishuangbanna

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Varghese, T., 2006, Description of a new species of the Ponerine ant genus, Emeyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Karnataka, India., Biospectra 1, pp. 89-92

Genus Emeryopone Forel Emeryopone Forel, 1912 3: 761. Type species: Emeryopone buttelreepeni, by monotypy. Emeryopone buttelreepeni Forel, 1913 4,36:15 (w.) Emeryopone junior synonym of Belonopelta: Baroni Urbani 1, 1975: 296. Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1995:28.HNS

Emeryopone ForelHNS, 1912 3: 761. Type species: Emeryopone buttelreepeniHNS, by monotypy.

Emeryopone buttelreepeni ForelHNS, 1913 4,36:15 (w.)

EmeryoponeHNS junior synonym of BelonopeltaHNS: Baroni Urbani 1, 1975: 296.

Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1995:28.

General Diagnosis of the genus:

Small to medium size, mandibles long with 5-6 tooth, apical tooth unusually long, and broadly curved. Antennae 12 segmented with 3 segmented club. Eyes formed from one to ten ommatidia. Frontal lobes present. Alitrunk with well developed sutures. Petiole squamose with a well formed subpetiolar process. Hind tibia with a single pectinate spur. Body generally sculptured.

List of EmeryoponeHNS species

There are 5 species of EmeryoponeHNS, known from Sumatra, Nepal, Israel, China and India.

1. Emeryopone buttelreepeni ForelHNS 3 1912: 762 (w.)

2. Emeryopone (Belonopelta) franziHNS (Baroni Urbani *) 19755:305 (w.) (Revived from synonymy5)

3. Emeryopone (Belonopelta) loebliHNS (Baroni Urbani 1) 1975:307 (w.) (Revived from synonymy5)

4. Emeryopone melaina XuHNS 2 1998:122 (w., q.)

5. Emeryopone narendraniHNS sp. nov.

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