Procryptocerus spinosus

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Procryptocerus spinosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Procryptocerus
Species: P. spinosus
Binomial name
Procryptocerus spinosus
(Smith, F., 1859)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • spinosus. Meranoplus spinosus Smith, F. 1859a: 150 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in Procryptocerus: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 456. [Specimen supposed to be the worker holotype of a Meranoplus species is a queen of a Procryptocerus species. Therefore either locality in error or specimen has been changed, or both: Bolton, 1995b: 367.]



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 456, Combination in Procryptocerus)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 150, worker described)