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Genus: Myrmicocrypta   Smith, 1860 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

27 species, 4 subspecies

Myrmicocrypta Smith, 1860c PDF: 73. Type-species: Myrmicocrypta squamosa, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Myrmicocrypta references
Roger, 1863b: 35 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 436 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 25 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 149, 150 (Glyptomyrmex, Myrmicocrypta catalogues); Emery, 1924f: 335 (diagnosis catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 151 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 286 (catalogue); Sosa-Calvo & Schultz, 2010 PDF: 183 (diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 219 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

A Myrmicocrypta worker carries excavated soil out of her nest. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions (based on species list records).

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

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