Cryptopone gilvagrande

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Cryptopone gilvagrande
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Cryptopone
Species complex: gilva
Species: C. gilvagrande
Binomial name
Cryptopone gilvagrande
Branstetter & Longino, 2022
Evolutionary Relationships
C. gilva complex

Cryptopone gilvagrande




Cryptopone gilva




Cryptopone gilvatumida



Cryptopone guatemalensis





Branstetter & Longino (2022).

This species occurs in cloud forest habitats from 1430-2190 m elevation. Most specimens are from Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter and rotten wood. Workers and dealate queens occur in litter samples. A male is known from beating low vegetation. A few workers were collected at a cookie bait on the forest floor. (Branstetter & Longino, 2022)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Guatemala (type locality), Honduras.

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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.

  • gilva. Cryptopone gilvagrande Branstatter & Longino, 2022: 16, figs. 8-10 (w.q.) GUATEMALA, HONDURAS.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 5 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Guatemala: Baja Verapaz, Biotopo Quetzal, 15.21345, -90.21851±50 m., 1725 m., 7.v.2009, cloud forest, leaf litter, LLAMA Wa-B-02-2-05; paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: USNM (holotype); CASC, MCZC, UCDC, UNAM, UVGC (paratypes).
    • Distribution: Guatemala, Honduras.

Type Material

  • Holotype worker: Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Biotopo Quetzal, 15.21345, −90.21851 ± 50 m, 1725 m, 7 May 2009, cloud forest, ex sifted leaf litter (LLAMA Wa-B-02-2-05) [USNM, unique specimen identifier CASENT0614525].
  • Paratypes: same data as holotype [1 worker, UVGC, CASENT0614526; 1 worker, CAS, CASENT0640156; 1 worker, MCZC, CASENT0640157; 1 worker, UNAM, CASENT0640158; 1 worker, UCDC, CASENT0640159].

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