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Genus: Cryptopone   Emery, 1893 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 24 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Cryptopone Emery, 1893a: cclxxv. Type-species: Cryptopone testacea, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Cryptopone also described as new by Emery, 1893h PDF: 240. Type-species not Amblyopone testacea, unjustified subsequent designation by Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 161, repeated in Emery, 1911e PDF: 88, Wheeler, 1922: 780, Donisthorpe, 1943g: 636, Kempf, 1972b PDF: 90 and Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; see discussion in Wilson, 1958g PDF: 360.].
Cryptopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 382; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 88 [subtribe Ponerini]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; Wheeler, 1922: 650; all subsequent authors.
Cryptopone revived from synonymy: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 182.
Genus Cryptopone references
Emery, 1911e PDF: 88 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 5 (all species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 52 (Asia species checklist); Wilson, 1958g PDF: 357 (Melanesia species keys); Brown, 1963: 6 (review of genus); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 90 (Neotropical species catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1341 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28 (Australia, catalogue); Morisita, Kubota, et al. 1989: 18 (Japanspecies key); Bolton, 1995b: 166 (catalogue); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 310 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999: 182 (Australia fauna synopsis); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 35 (China, Guangxi species keys); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 161 (synopsis); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 108 (Taiwan species key); Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013 PDF (India species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 182 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 256 (brief male diagnosis)

Distribution:

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

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Mozambique, South Africa
Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Oceania Region: Micronesia, Palau, Samoa
Palearctic Region: Bulgaria, China, Greece, Italy, Japan, North Korea, Romania, Spain, Yemen

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258

CryptoponeHNS, n. gen .

Operaria: Clypeus carinatus, margine antico late arcuata, acuta, edentula. Mandibula; angusta, margine masticatorio mide obliquo, 5 - dentato. Oculi nulli. Laminae frontales breves, approximate. Antennas 12 - articulatae, clava 4 - articulatu. Thorax suturis distinctis. Pedunculus abdominis nodiformis, versus tertiam partem altitudinis superficiel abdominis anuas insertas. Pedes crassi, breves, articulo tarsorum primo tibia multo breviore; calcaria longe pectinata; unguicuti simplices.

Facies d'un PoneraHNS, mais en differant par l'insertion du pedicule vers le tiers de la face anterieure du segment abdominal suivant, par les mandibules a bord masticateur fort oblique, par les antennes dont les quatre derniers articles forment une massue assez distincte. Les deux premiers de ces caracteres rapprochent ce genre de TrapeziopeltaHNS, dont il differe par l'epistome et les antennes. Les antennes a massue distincte se retrouvent chez TyphlomyrmexHNS et MyopiasHNS; ce dernier genre m'est inconnu en nature.



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