Brachyponera brevidorsa

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Brachyponera brevidorsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Brachyponera
Species: B. brevidorsa
Binomial name
Brachyponera brevidorsa
Xu, Z., 1994

Identification

Wu (1994) - Brachyponera brevidorsa is close to Brachyponera luteipes but has the dorsal surface of the propodeum slightly convex, distinctly shorter than the apical surface; occipital margin of the head straight; mandibles, flagella of antennae and legs yellowish brown.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • brevidorsa. Brachyponera brevidorsa Xu, 1994b: 183, figs. 5, 6 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Holotype worker, CHINA: Baoshan (99.1 0 E, 25.1 0 N), 1880m, Yunnan Provo , 11. X. 1991, no, A91-1022 (Xu Zheng-hui). Paratypes: 17 workers, with the same data as the holotype; 2 workers, with the same data as holotype, but no. A91- 1053. The type specimens are deposited in the Insect Collection, Department of Forest Protection, Southwest Forestry College, Kunming, Yunnan, China.

References

  • 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)
  • Xu, Z. 1994b. A taxonomic study of the ant genus Brachyponera Emery in southwestern China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Ponerinae). J. Southwest For. Coll. 14: 181-185 (page 183, figs. 5, 6 worker described)