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Genus: Procryptocerus   Emery, 1887 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

45 species

Procryptocerus Emery, 1887h: 470 (footnote) . Type-species: Meranoplus striatus, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 171. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Procryptocerus in Myrmicinae, Cryptocerini: Forel, 1892d PDF: 345; Forel, 1893b PDF: 164; Forel, 1895b PDF: 132; Emery, 1895l PDF: 771; Forel, 1899B: 43; Wheeler, 1910a: 141; Emery, 1914e: 42; Forel, 1917 PDF: 246; Wheeler, 1922: 665; Emery, 1924f: 300; all subsequent authors to the entry below; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 (anachronism).
Procryptocerus in Myrmicinae, Cephalotini: Kempf, 1951 PDF: 14; all subsequent authors except anachronism above.
Genus Procryptocerus references
Mayr, 1870aMayr, G. 1870a. Formicidae novogranadenses. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Abteilung I 61:370-417. [1870-04] PDF 127228: 413 (Colombia + Panama ({? = New Grenada}) species key (as Cataulacus)); Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002}: 139 (catalogue); Emery, 1924fEmery, C. 1924f ("1922"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C:207-397. [1924-06-24] 124769: 300 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1951Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro) 22:1-244. [1951-12-31] PDF 126296: 15 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDF 126357: 211 (Neotropical catalogue); Brandão, 1991Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 35:319-412. [1991-08-31] PDF 122994: 373 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. [1994-07-25] 122834: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 367 (catalogue); Longino & Snelling, 2002Longino, J. T.; Snelling, R. R. 2002. A taxonomic revision of the Procryptocerus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Central America. Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) 495:1-30. [2002-11-22] PDF 131733: 4 (Central America species key); Serna & MacKay, 2010Serna, F.; MacKay, W. 2010. A descriptive morphology of the ant genus Procryptocerus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Science 10: Article 111 (available online: insectscience.org/10.111). PDF 132301: 7 (morphology); Serna, Bolton & Mackay, 2011Serna, F.; Bolton, B.; Mackay, W. 2011. On the morphology of Procryptocerus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Some comments and corrigenda. Zootaxa 2923:67-68. [2011-06-20] PDF 132851: 67 (venation).

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Procryptocerus mayri Venezuela.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:


Neotropical Region: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Pacific Islands Region: Indonesia

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