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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Spaniopone
Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914
Type species
Spaniopone haytiana, now Gnamptogenys haytiana

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Specimen Labels

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


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

  • SPANIOPONE [junior synonym of Gnamptogenys]
    • Spaniopone Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 11. Type-species: Spaniopone haytiana, by monotypy.
    • Spaniopone junior synonym of Gnamptogenys: Brown, 1958g: 212.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 174, Spaniopone as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 212, Spaniopone as junior synonym of Gnamptogenys)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943h. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [concl.]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 721-737 (page 727, Spaniopone in Ponerinae, Proceratiini)
  • Emery, C. 1919c. Notes critiques de myrmécologie. [I-IV.]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 59: 100-107 (page 107, Spaniopone in Ponerinae, Ectatommini)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 236, Spaniopone in Ponerinae, Proceratiini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916m. Prodiscothyrea, a new genus of ponerine ants from Queensland. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 40: 33-37 (page 36, Spaniopone in Ponerinae, Proceratiini)
  • 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 645, Spaniopone in Ponerinae, Proceratiini)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 33: 1-61 (page 11, 13, Spaniopone in Ponerinae, Proceratiini)