Bothroponera pumicosa sculpturata

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Bothroponera pumicosa sculpturata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species: B. pumicosa
Subspecies: B. pumicosa sculpturata
Trinomial name
Bothroponera pumicosa sculpturata
(Santschi, 1912)

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Type Specimen Label



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • sculpturata. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) sculpturata Santschi, 1912b: 151 (q.) ZIMBABWE. Currently subspecies of pumicosa: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 772. Combination in Bothroponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 76.



  • Santschi, F. 1912b. Fourmis d'Afrique et de Madagascar. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 150-167 (page 151, queen described)
  • 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)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 772, Variety of pumicosa)