Bothroponera sulcata

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Bothroponera sulcata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species: B. sulcata
Binomial name
Bothroponera sulcata
(Mayr, 1867)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • sulcata. Ponera sulcata Mayr, 1867c: 441 (w.) ("Vaterland unbekannt"). [Note: Emery, 1911d: 78 gives INDIA, possibly based on the collection data in Forel, 1900d: 326, and Bingham, 1903: 99.] [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Ponera sulcata Smith, F. 1858b: 99 (Bolton, 1995b: 310).] Forel, 1900d: 326 (m.). Combination in Bothroponera: Forel, 1891b: 124; in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Emery, 1901a: 46; in Bothroponera: Joma & Mackay, 2013: 2; Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 77. Current subspecies: nominal plus fossulata, sulcatotesserinoda.



  • 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))
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 124, Combination in Bothroponera)
  • Forel, A. 1900f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332 (page 326, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867d. [Untitled. Hymenopteren.]. Pp. 440-442 in: Frauenfeld, G. R. von. Zoologische Miscellen. XI. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 17:425-502. (page 441, worker 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)