Procryptocerus convexus

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Procryptocerus convexus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Procryptocerus
Species: P. convexus
Binomial name
Procryptocerus convexus
Forel, 1904

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Specimen Labels

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.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

Type Material

Longino and Snelling (2002) - Holotype worker: Brazil, state of Para (Goldi) Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).