Procryptocerus adlerzi

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Procryptocerus adlerzi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Procryptocerus
Species: P. adlerzi
Binomial name
Procryptocerus adlerzi
(Mayr, 1887)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Ecuador.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • adlerzi. Cataulacus adlerzi Mayr, 1887: 562 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973b: 79 (l.). Combination in Procryptocerus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 139. Subspecies of striatus: Emery, 1894c: 199. Revived status as species, senior synonym of latitans and material of the unavailable name muelleri referred here: Kempf, 1951: 79.
  • latitans. Procryptocerus striatus r. latitans Forel, 1912e: 206 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of adlerzi: Kempf, 1951: 79.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 139, Combination in Procryptocerus)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 199, Subspecies of striatus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 79, Revived status as species, senior synonym of latitans, and material of the unavailable name muelleri referred here)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 562, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1973b. Ant larvae of four tribes: second supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Psyche (Camb.) 80: 70-82 (page 79, larva described)