Cryptopone Emery, 1893 valid feminine
Cryptopone Emery, 1893a: cclxxv Type-species: Cryptopone testacea, by monotypy.
  • [Cryptopone also described as new by Emery, 1893h: 240. Type-species not Amblyopone testacea, unjustified subsequent designation by Wheeler, 1911g: 161, repeated in Emery, 1911e: 88, Wheeler, 1922: 780, Donisthorpe, 1943g: 636, Kempf, 1972b: 90 and Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; see discussion in Wilson, 1958g: 360.].
  • Cryptopone in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l: 767; Ashmead, 1905c: 382; Wheeler, 1910a: 135; Emery, 1911e: 88 [subtribe Ponerini]; Forel, 1917: 238; Wheeler, 1922: 650; all subsequent authors.
  • Cryptopone as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: MacKay & MacKay, 2010: 3.
  • Cryptopone revived from synonymy: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 182.
Junior synonyms
Genus Cryptopone references

Emery, 1911e: 88 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1933g: 5 (all species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 52 (Asia species checklist); Wilson, 1958g: 357 (Melanesia species keys); Brown, 1963a: 6 (review of genus); Kempf, 1972b: 90 (Neotropical species catalogue); Smith, 1979: 1341 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28 (Australia, catalogue); Morisita et al., 1989: 18 (Japanspecies key); Bolton, 1995b: 166 (catalogue); Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 310 (Saudi Arabia species key); Shattuck, 1999: 182 (Australia fauna synopsis); Zhou, 2001a: 35 (China, Guangxi species keys); Bolton, 2003: 161 (synopsis); Terayama, 2009: 108 (Taiwan species key); Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013b (India species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 182 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017: 256 (brief male diagnosis); Fernandes & Delabie, 2019: 411 (New World species key)

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Extant: 25 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

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