Meranoplus spinosus Smith, 1859 valid
Meranoplus spinosus Smith, 1859a: 150 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya.
  • Combination in Procryptocerus: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 456.
  • combination in Meranoplus: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 113.
  • [Note: specimen supposedly the worker holotype of Meranoplus spinosus (OXUM, examined) is actually a queen of a Neotropical Procryptocerus species. Therefore, either the type-locality is in error (unlikely), or the specimen has been changed, or both (Bolton, 1995b: 367).].
  • Status as species: Smith, 1862d: 413; Roger, 1863b: 39; Mayr, 1863a: 428; Smith, 1871a: 334; Emery, 1897: 569; Emery, 1924f: 228; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 456; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 113; Bolton, 1995b: 367.
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