| Procryptocerus convexus|
Nothing is known about the biology of Procryptocerus convexus.
Longino and Snelling (2002) - A brief examination of the type revealed P. convexus to be far more distinct from P. hirsutus than the latter was from P. belti (see discussion under P. belti). Procryptocerus convexus seems to be a transition form between P. belti/hirsutus and Procryptocerus pictipes. See additional discussion under P. pictipes.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- convexus. Procryptocerus hirsutus r. convexus Forel, 1904c: 34 (w.) BRAZIL. Raised to species: Longino & Snelling, 2002: 12. See also: Kempf, 1951: 35.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Longino and Snelling (2002) - Based on brief notes made while examining the type at MHNG.
HW 5 0.97; sculpture on face like Procryptocerus belti, but foveae are larger, shallower; pronotum longitudinally striate with an anterior row of foveae; mesonotum like Procryptocerus hirsutus, longitudinally striate and flat, contrasting with the convex pronotum; dorsal face of propodeum, posterior face of petiole, and dorsum of postpetiole longitudinally striate; first gastral tergite smooth and shining, with an even, faint areolate pattern; posterior face of forefemur smooth; external face of tibiae weakly rugose; setae on head like P. belti, those on mesosoma, petiole, and postpetiole stiff and longer, about two times the length of those on head; setae on first gastral tergite short, relatively sparse, clustered near the postpetiolar insertion and very sparse on the posterior half, with no underlying pubescence; scapes and foretibiae orange, mesotibiae darker, metatibiae dark brown.
Longino and Snelling (2002) - Holotype worker: Brazil, state of Para (Goldi) Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).
- Forel, A. 1904d. Miscellanea myrmécologiques. Rev. Suisse Zool. 12: 1-52 (page 34, worker described)
- Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 35, see also)
- Longino, J.T. and Snelling, R.R. 2002. A taxonomic revision of the Procryptocerus of Central America. Contributions in Science. 495:1-30. PDF (page 12, Raised to species)