Myopopone maculata

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Myopopone maculata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myopopone castanea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Myopopone
Species: Myopopone maculata
Roger, 1861

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Myopopone castanea.


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

  • maculata. Myopopone maculata Roger, 1861a: 50 (w.q.) SRI LANKA. Donisthorpe, 1942c: 29 (m.). Subspecies of castanea: Dalla Torre, 1893: 15; Forel, 1900c: 54; Forel, 1907a: 17; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 50. Junior synonym of castanea: Bingham, 1903: 33; Brown, 1960a: 215.


  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 33, Junior synonym of castanea)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 215, Junior synonym of castanea)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 15, variety/subspecies of castanea)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1942c. Myopopone wollastoni sp. n., with notes on other forms in the genus and descriptions of the males of two species (Hym., Formicidae). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 78: 29-31 (page 29, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1900d. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VI. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 52-65 (page 54, variety/subspecies of castanea)
  • Forel, A. 1907d. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42 (page 17, variety/subspecies of castanea)
  • Roger, J. 1861a. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen (Schluss). Berl. Entomol. Z. 5: 1-54 (page 50, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 50, variety/subspecies of castanea)