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Species: Meranoplus bicolor   (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Cryptocerus bicolor Guérin-Méneville, 1844a PDF: 425 (w.) INDIA (Puducherry). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: India: Pondichery (A. Delessert). Type-depository: MNHN. Type notes: Schödl, 1998 PDF: 372 says, “the holotype worker could not be located”. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1875 PDF: 34 (q.m.); Imai et al., 1984 PDF: 6 (k.)
Combination in Meranoplus: Smith, 1853 PDF: 224
Status as species: Smith, 1853 PDF: 224; Smith, 1858a PDF: 193; Smith, 1862d PDF: 412; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 764; Roger, 1863b PDF: 39; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 428; Smith, 1871a PDF: 334; Smith, 1873: ix; Smith, 1875 PDF: 34; Forel, 1885b PDF: 182; Emery, 1887f PDF: 470; Rothney, 1889 PDF: 373; Emery, 1892c PDF: 166; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 136; Emery, 1893h PDF: 248; Emery, 1895m: 472; Mayr, 1897 PDF: 431; Emery, 1901h PDF: 120; Forel, 1903a PDF: 705; Rothney, 1903: 97; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 168; Forel, 1907d PDF: 12; Forel, 1908b PDF: 2; Forel, 1911c PDF: 226; Forel, 1913l PDF: 83; Wheeler, 1913f PDF: 237; Viehmeyer, 1916a PDF: 128; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 3; Emery, 1924f PDF: 228; Wheeler, 1927b PDF: 45; Mukerjee, 1930 PDF: 154; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 69; Donisthorpe, 1932b PDF: 576; Karavaiev, 1935a PDF: 99; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 112; Collingwood, 1970b: 377; Bolton, 1995b: 250; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 78; Schödl, 1998 PDF: 371 (redescription); Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 61; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 332; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 98; Ghosh et al., 2005 PDF: 25; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 186; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 47; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 44; Bharti & Akbar, 2014c PDF: 814 (in key); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 38; Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 36; Rasheed et al., 2019 10.13102/sociobiology.v66i3.4330 PDF: 432; Dias et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.967.54432 PDF: 75; Wang et al., 2022 10.20362/am.015006 PDF: 83.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Meranoplus bicolor   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: 10, (download) 10 3767
Meranoplus bicolor   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 193, (download) 193 8127
Meranoplus bicolor   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 764, (download) 764 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in mixed deciduous, secondary growth, 1 times found in rice paddies.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in bananas, 1 times under stone, 1 times folded leaves on trees and shrubs.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall, 1 times general collecting, 1 times Malaise Traps.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1219 meters, 356 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1936-06-27 00:00:00.0 and 2012-04-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Meranoplus dimicans: casent0902027; Lectotype of Meranoplus bicolor lucidus: casent0908934



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