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Genus: Procryptocerus   Emery, 1887 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 44 valid species

Procryptocerus Emery, 1887h PDF: 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, 1899d PDF: 43; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 141; Emery, 1914e PDF: 42; Forel, 1917 PDF: 246; Wheeler, 1922: 665; Emery, 1924f PDF: 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, 1870a PDF: 413 (Colombia + Panama (= New Grenada) species key (as Cataulacus)); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 139 (catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 300 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1951 PDF: 15 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 211 (Neotropical catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 373 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 367 (catalogue); Longino & Snelling, 2002 PDF: 4 (Central America species key); Serna & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 7 (morphology); Serna et al., 2011 PDF: 67 (venation); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 868 (Colombia fauna); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 230 (brief male diagnosis); Serna et al., 2019 PDF: 1058 (Colombia species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Procryptocerus mayri Venezuela.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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