Meranoplus bellii

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Meranoplus bellii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. bellii
Binomial name
Meranoplus bellii
Forel, 1902

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  • Meranoplus bellii dealate queen from Kerala, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.


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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

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

  • bellii. Meranoplus bellii Forel, 1902c: 240 (w.) INDIA. Senior synonym of carinatus, flaviventris: Schödl, 1998: 370.
  • carinatus. Meranoplus carinatus Donisthorpe, 1942d: 456 (q.) INDIA. Junior synonym of bellii: Schödl, 1998: 370.
  • flaviventris. Meranoplus flaviventris Donisthorpe, 1943b: 202 (w.) INDIA. Junior synonym of bellii: Schödl, 1998: 370.



  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 240, worker described)
  • Schödl, S. 1998. Taxonomic revision of Oriental Meranoplus F. Smith, 1853 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien. B. Bot. Zool. 100: 361-394 (page 370, Senior synonym of carinatus and flaviventris)