Cryptopone testacea

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Cryptopone testacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Cryptopone
Species: C. testacea
Binomial name
Cryptopone testacea
Emery, 1893

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Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Caledonia.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Guinea, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands.
Malagasy Region: Madagascar.
Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality), Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • testacea. Cryptopone testacea Emery, 1893a: cclxxv (w.) SRI LANKA. [Also described as new by Emery, 1893f: 240.] Donisthorpe, 1942d: 451 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986c: 88 (l.); Imai, Brown, et al. 1984: 67 (k.); Tjan, et al. 1986: 57 (k.). Combination in Pachycondyla: Mackay & Mackay, 2010: 3 (by implication as Cryptopone synonymised with Pachycondyla); in Cryptopone: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 185. Senior synonym of anommata, emeryi, mayri, sarawakana: Wilson, 1958d: 360.
  • 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.
  • sarawakana. Cryptopone sarawakana Wheeler, W.M. 1933g: 11, fig. 4 (w.m.) BORNEO. Junior synonym of testacea: Wilson, 1958d: 360.
  • emeryi. Cryptopone emeryi Donisthorpe, 1943a: 168 (footnote). Unnecessary replacement name for, and junior synonym of, testacea: Wilson, 1958d: 360.
  • anommata. Ponera anommata Donisthorpe, 1948b: 301 (w.m.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of testacea: Wilson, 1958d: 360.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 9, 2n = 18 (Malaysia; Sarawak) (Imai et al., 1983; Tjan et al., 1986).

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