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Genus: Ophthalmopone   Forel, 1890 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 5 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Ophthalmopone Forel, 1890c PDF: cxii. Type-species: Ophthalmopone berthoudi, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Ophthalmopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 69 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Arnold, 1915: 49; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237; Wheeler, 1922: 647; all subsequent authors.
Ophthalmopone as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 166.
Ophthalmopone revived from synonymy: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 122.
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 122 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 268 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Ophthalmopone   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 75, (download) 75 3950
Ophthalmopone   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 76-77, (download) 76-77 3950


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