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Genus: Cryptocerus   Latreille, 1803 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Cryptocerus Latreille, 1803: 311. Type-species: Formica atrata, by subsequent designation of Latreille, 1810 PDF: 437. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Type-species not Cryptocerus umbraculatus, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1914b PDF: 38, repeated in Emery, 1924f PDF: 305.]
Cryptocerus in Cryptoceridae, Cryptocerinae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Cryptocerus in Myrmicinae: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 25 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1866b PDF: 907 [Myrmicidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 140.
Cryptocerus as junior synonym of Cephalotes: Wheeler, 1913a PDF: 78; Donisthorpe, 1943g: 635; Smith, 1949c PDF: 19; Kempf, 1951 PDF: 105; all subsequent authors except the above. [Cephalotes and Cryptocerus share the same type-species, synonymy is therefore absolute.]
[Cryptocephalus Lowne, 1865a PDF: 336, incorrect subsequent spelling of Cryptocerus in the combination Cryptocephalus pubescens; current combination Meranoplus pubescens: Bolton, 1981a PDF: 47.]
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cryptocerus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 187, (download) 187 8127
Cryptocerus   Jerdon, T. C., 1851, A catalogue of the species of ants found in southern India., Madras Journal of Literature and Science 17, pp. 103-127: 104, (download) 104 4764

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