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Genus: Simopone   Forel, 1891 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 40 valid species

Simopone Forel, 1891c PDF: 139. Type-species: Simopone grandidieri, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Simopone in Ponerinae, Leptogenyini: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 382.
Simopone as subgenus of Cerapachys: Forel, 1892o PDF: 243.
Simopone as genus: Forel, 1891c PDF: 139; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 17; Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 382; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 137; Emery, 1911e PDF: 15; Donisthorpe, 1943h: 726; Brown, 1975 PDF: 35; all subsequent authors.
Genus Simopone references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 17 (catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 15 (diagnosis, catalogue); Arnold, 1915: 20 (diagnosis); Wheeler, 1922: 757, 1005 (Afrotropical, Malagasy catalogues); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 25 (Asia checklist); Brown, 1975 PDF: 35 (diagnosis, Afrotropical species key); Radchenko, 1993c PDF: 47 (Indo-Australian species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1052 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 383 (catalogue); Bolton & Fisher, 2012 PDF: 15, 17; 42, 70. (diagnosis, all species revision; Afrotropical workers, queens keys; Malagasy workers, males keys, respectively); Chen et al., 2015 PDF : 5 (grandidieri-group species key); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 208 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 139 (brief male diagnosis); Chen et al., 2019 10.3897/zookeys.838.29465 PDF: 27 (worker key, grandidieri species group)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
    Asia: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Simopone nov. gen.  Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 139-141, (download) 139-141 6734
Simopone   Brown, W. L., 1975, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini., Search: Agriculture; Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station 15, pp. 1-115: 35, (download) 35 6751

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