Cryptopone fusciceps

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Cryptopone fusciceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Cryptopone
Species: C. fusciceps
Binomial name
Cryptopone fusciceps
Emery, 1900

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality), Solomon Islands.

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

  • fusciceps. Cryptopone fusciceps Emery, 1900c: 321, pl. 8, figs. 19, 20 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. [Misspelled as fuscipes: Emery, 1911d: 88.] Combination in Pachycondyla: Mackay & Mackay, 2010: 3 (by implication as Cryptopone synonymised with Pachycondyla); in Cryptopone: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 185. Senior synonym of fuscior, minor: Wilson, 1958d: 358.
  • fuscior. Cryptopone mayri var. fuscior Mann, 1919: 294 (w.) SOLOMON IS. Raised to species: Wheeler, W.M. 1933g: 8. Junior synonym of fusciceps: Wilson, 1958d: 358.
  • minor. Cryptopone mayri var. minor Mann, 1919: 294 (diagnosis in key) (w.) SOLOMON IS. Junior synonym of fusciceps: Wilson, 1958d: 358.



  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)