Bothroponera crassior

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Bothroponera crassior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species group: sulcata
Species: B. crassior
Binomial name
Bothroponera crassior
Santschi, 1930

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya (type locality), Somalia, Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Bothroponera crassior for further details





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

  • crassior. Bothroponera crassa var. crassior Santschi, 1930a: 53 (w.) KENYA.
    • Santschi, 1930c: 267 (m.).
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 304.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 77.
    • Raised to species Joma & McKay (2017): 17.
    • Senior synonym of ilgii: Joma & Mackay (2017): 17.
    • Material of the unavailable name andrieui referred here by Joma & Mackay (2017): 17.
    • See also: Santschi, 1932a: 382.
  • ilgii. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) crassa var. ilgii Forel, 1910c: 244 (w.) ETHIOPIA.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 306.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 77.
    • Subspecies of crassa: Santschi, 1914b: 50.
    • Senior synonym of gamzea Özdikmen, 2010c: 994; redundant replacement name for ilgii Forel, 1910c: 244.
    • Junior synonym of crassior: Joma & Mackay (2017): 17.
  • gamzea. Pachycondyla crassa gamzea Özdikmen, 2010c: 994.
    • Redundant replacement name for Pachycondyla crassa ilgii Forel, 1910c: 244.
    • Junior synonym of ilgii Forel, 1910c: 244.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 304, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Joma, A.M.A. & Mackay, W.P. 2017. Revision of the African ants of the Bothroponera sulcata species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 143: 7-71
  • Santschi, F. 1930b. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola, 1928-1929. Formicides de l'Angola. Rev. Suisse Zool. 37: 53-81 (page 53, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1930c. Trois notes myrmécologiques. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 70: 263-270 (page 267, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1932b. Formicides sud-africains. Pp. 381-392 in: Jeannel, R. (ed.) Société Entomologique de France. Livre du centenaire. Paris: Société Entomologique de France, xii + 729 pp. (page 382, see also)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)