Meranoplus pubescens

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Meranoplus pubescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. pubescens
Binomial name
Meranoplus pubescens
(Smith, F., 1853)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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.

  • pubescens. Cryptocerus pubescens Smith, F. 1853: 223, pl. 20, fig. 4 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Meranoplus: Smith, F. 1862d: 413.
  • Cryptocephalus Lowne, 1865b: 336, incorrect subsequent spelling of Cryptocerus in the combination Cryptocephalus pubescens; current combination Meranoplus pubescens: Bolton, 1981a: 47.

Type Material

  • Cryptocerus pubescens Smith, 1853: Syntype, queen(s), Adelaide, South Australia (as New South Wales), Australia, The Natural History Museum.



  • Smith, F. 1853 [1854]. Monograph of the genus Cryptocerus, belonging to the group Cryptoceridae - family Myrmicidae - division Hymenoptera Heterogyna. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 2: 213-228 (page 223, pl. 20, fig. 4 queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1862d. A list of the genera and species belonging to the family Cryptoceridae, with descriptions of new species; also a list of the species of the genus Echinopla. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3) 1: 407-416 (page 413, Combination in Meranoplus)