Euponera obsoleta

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Euponera obsoleta
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Cryptopone guatemalensis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Cryptopone
Species: Euponera obsoleta
Menozzi, 1931

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


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

  • obsoleta. Euponera (Trachymesopus) obsoleta Menozzi, 1931d: 196, fig. 5 (w.) COSTA RICA.
    • Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Mackay & Mackay, 2010: 352).
    • [Note: several other syntype workers exist, perhaps best regarded as paralectotypes as all specimens were originally from a single series.]
    • Type-locality: Costa Rica: Vara Blanca, 2000 m., between Barba Volcano and Poas (H. Schmidt).
    • Type-depositories: NHMB (lectotype); IEUB, DEIM (paralectotypes).
    • Combination in Trachymesopus: Kempf, 1960f: 424;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308;
    • combination in Cryptopone: Longino, 2006b: 135.
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 251.
    • Junior synonym of gilva: Longino, 2006b: 135; Mackay & Mackay, 2010: 352.
    • Junior synonym of guatemalensis: Branstetter & Longino, 2022: 17.