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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Typhlopone
Westwood, 1839
Type species
Typhlopone fulva, now Dorylus fulvus

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dorylus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • TYPHLOPONE [junior synonym of Dorylus]
    • Typhlopone Westwood, 1839: 219. Type-species: Typhlopone fulva, by subsequent designation of Emery, 1895j: 701.
    • Typhlopone subgenus of Labidus: Shuckard, 1840b: 265.
    • Typhlopone senior synonym of Cosmaecetes: Smith, F. 1858b: 111.
    • Typhlopone junior synonym of Dorylus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 9; Bingham, 1903: 1.
    • Typhlopone revived status as genus: Ashmead, 1905b: 381.
    • Typhlopone subgenus of Dorylus: Emery, 1895j: 701; Emery, 1910b: 12; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 634.
    • Typhlopone junior synonym of Dorylus: Borowiec, 2016: 112.
  • COSMAECETES [junior synonym of Typhlopone]
    • Cosmaecetes Spinola, 1851b: 54. Type-species: Cosmaecetes homalinus (junior synonym of Typhlopone fulva), by monotypy.
    • [Cosmaecetes also described as new by Spinola, 1853: 70.]
    • Cosmaecetes junior synonym of Typhlopone: Smith, F. 1858b: 110; Emery, 1910b: 12.
  • [Cosmaegetes Dalla Torre, 1893: 9, incorrect subsequent spelling.]


  • André, E. 1874b. Description des fourmis d'Europe pour servir à l'étude des insectes myrmécophiles. [part]. Rev. Mag. Zool. Pure Appl. (3) 2: 161-192 (page 170, Typhlopone in Ponerinae [Poneridae])
  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 125, Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Ashmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Can. Entomol. 37: 381-384 (page 381, Typhlopone in Dorylinae, Dorylini; Typhlopone as genus)
  • Ashmead, W. H. 1906. Classification of the foraging and driver ants, or Family Dorylidae, with a description of the genus Ctenopyga Ashm. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 8: 21-31 (page 26, Typhlopone as genus)
  • 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 1, Typhlopone as junior synonym of Dorylus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 148, Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 185, Typhlopone as junior synonym of Dorylus [provisional])
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 9, Typhlopone as junior synonym of Dorylus)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 701, Type-species: Typhlopone fulva, by subsequent designation; Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 12, Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 465, Typhlopone in Myrmicinae [Myrmicidae])
  • Forel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 15: 337-392 (page 365, Typhlopone in Dorylinae (footnote) [Dorylidae])
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 239, Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 52, Typhlopone in Ponerinae [Poneridae])
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 714, Typhlopone in Ponerinae (in key) [Poneridae])
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 16, Typhlopone in Dorylinae [Dorylidae])
  • Shuckard, W. E. 1840b. Monograph of the Dorylidae, a family of the Hymenoptera Heterogyna. (Continued from p. 201.). Ann. Nat. Hist. 5: 258-271 (page 262, Typhlopone as Dorylidae; Typhlopone as genus; Typhlopone as subgenus of Labidus)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 70, Typhlopone in Ponerinae [Poneridae])
  • Smith, F. 1858b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 110, 111, Typhlopone in Poneridae; Typhlopone senior synonym of Cosmaecetes)
  • Smith, F. 1871a. A catalogue of the Aculeate Hymenoptera and Ichneumonidae of India and the Eastern Archipelago. With introductory remarks by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 11: 285-348 (page 324, Typhlopone in Poneridae)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1839a. An introduction to the modern classification of insects; founded on the natural habits and corresponding organisation of the different families. Volume 2. Part XI. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, pp. 193-224. (page 219, Typhlopone as genus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 137, Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 634, Typhlopone as subgenus of Dorylus)