Bothroponera ancilla

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Bothroponera ancilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species group: sulcata
Species: B. ancilla
Binomial name
Bothroponera ancilla
(Emery, 1899)

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Type Specimen Label

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Congo (type locality), Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania.

Distribution based on specimens

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

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ancilla. Ponera (Bothroponera) soror var. ancilla Emery, 1899e: 472 (w.) CONGO.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Emery, 1901a: 46.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 74.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 302.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 77.
    • Raised to species: Joma & McKay, 2017: 12

Description

References

  • 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 302, combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 472, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 46, Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera))
  • 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
  • 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. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 74, Combination in Bothroponera)