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Genus: Emeryopone   Forel, 1912 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 5 valid species

Emeryopone Forel, 1912n PDF: 761. Type-species: Emeryopone buttelreepeni, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Emeryopone also described as new by Forel, 1913l PDF: 14.]
Emeryopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; all subsequent authors.
Emeryopone as genus: Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 162.
Genus Emeryopone references
Baroni Urbani, 1975b PDF: 298 (all species key); Bolton, 1995b: 187 (catalogue); Varghese, 2006b PDF: 90 (all species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 194 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Varghese, T., 2006, Description of a new species of the Ponerine ant genus, Emeyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Karnataka, India., Biospectra 1, pp. 89-92

Genus Emeryopone Forel Emeryopone Forel, 1912 3: 761. Type species: Emeryopone buttelreepeni, by monotypy. Emeryopone buttelreepeni Forel, 1913 4,36:15 (w.) Emeryopone junior synonym of Belonopelta: Baroni Urbani 1, 1975: 296. Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1995:28.HNS

Emeryopone ForelHNS, 1912 3: 761. Type species: Emeryopone buttelreepeniHNS, by monotypy.

Emeryopone buttelreepeni ForelHNS, 1913 4,36:15 (w.)

EmeryoponeHNS junior synonym of BelonopeltaHNS: Baroni Urbani 1, 1975: 296.

Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1995:28.

General Diagnosis of the genus:

Small to medium size, mandibles long with 5-6 tooth, apical tooth unusually long, and broadly curved. Antennae 12 segmented with 3 segmented club. Eyes formed from one to ten ommatidia. Frontal lobes present. Alitrunk with well developed sutures. Petiole squamose with a well formed subpetiolar process. Hind tibia with a single pectinate spur. Body generally sculptured.

List of EmeryoponeHNS species

There are 5 species of EmeryoponeHNS, known from Sumatra, Nepal, Israel, China and India.

1. Emeryopone buttelreepeni ForelHNS 3 1912: 762 (w.)

2. Emeryopone (Belonopelta) franziHNS (Baroni Urbani *) 19755:305 (w.) (Revived from synonymy5)

3. Emeryopone (Belonopelta) loebliHNS (Baroni Urbani 1) 1975:307 (w.) (Revived from synonymy5)

4. Emeryopone melaina XuHNS 2 1998:122 (w., q.)

5. Emeryopone narendraniHNS sp. nov.

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