Hypocryptocerus

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Hypocryptocerus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Hypocryptocerus
Wheeler, W.M., 1920
Type species
Formica haemorrhoidalis, now Cephalotes haemorrhoidalis

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Cephalotes.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • HYPOCRYPTOCERUS [junior synonym of Cephalotes]
    • Hypocryptocerus Wheeler, W.M. 1920: 53 [as subgenus of Cryptocerus]. Type-species: Formica haemorrhoidalis, by original designation.
    • Hypocryptocerus raised to genus: Wheeler, W.M. 1936b: 200.
    • Hypocryptocerus junior synonym of Zacryptocerus: Kempf, 1973c: 460.
    • Hypocryptocerus junior synonym of Cephalotes: De Andrade & Baroni Urbani, 1999: 59.


References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 195, Hypocryptocerus as junior synonym of Cephalotes)
  • De Andrade, M. L. 1999b. [Untitled. Series of 33 new species, attributed to de Andrade only.] In: De Andrade, M. L., Baroni Urbani, C. Diversity and adaptation in the ant genus Cephalotes, past and present. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. B (Geol. Paläonto (page 59, Hypocryptocerus junior synonym of Cephalotes)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 652, Hypocryptocerus in Myrmicinae, Cryptocerini)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 143, Hypocryptocerus in Myrmicinae, Cephalotini; Hypocryptocerus as genus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 120, Hypocryptocerus as genus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1973c. A new Zacryptocerus from Brazil, with remarks on the generic classification of the tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 16: 449-462 (page 460, Hypocryptocerus as junior synonym of Cephalotes)
  • Smith, D. R. 1979. Superfamily Formicoidea. Pp. 1323-1467 in: Krombein, K. V., Hurd, P. D., Smith, D. R., Burks, B. D. (eds.) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Pr (page 1402, Hypocryptocerus as junior synonym of Cephalotes)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1920. The subfamilies of Formicidae, and other taxonomic notes. Psyche (Camb.) 27: 46-55 (page 53, Hypocryptocerus as subgenus of Cryptocerus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 665, Hypocryptocerus in Myrmicinae, Cryptocerini; Hypocryptocerus as subgenus of Cryptocerus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1936c. Ants from Hispaniola and Mona Island. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 80: 195-211 (page 200, Hypocryptocerus in Myrmicinae, Cryptocerini; Hypocryptocerus as genus)