Cryptopone mayri

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Cryptopone mayri
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cryptopone testacea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Cryptopone
Species: Cryptopone mayri
Mann, 1919

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Cryptopone testacea.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • mayri. Cryptopone mayri Mann, 1919: 293 (w.q.) SOLOMON IS. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952c: 630 (l.). [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of mayri Emery, above.] Junior synonym of testacea: Wilson, 1958d: 360.


  • Mann, W. M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63: 273-391 (page 293, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1952c. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae - Part II. Am. Midl. Nat. 48: 604-672 (page 630, larva described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371 (page 360, junior synonym of testacea)