Brachyponera obscurans

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Brachyponera obscurans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Brachyponera
Species: B. obscurans
Binomial name
Brachyponera obscurans
(Walker, 1859)

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Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines.
Malagasy Region: Mauritius.
Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Brachyponera obscurans for further details


Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • obscurans. Formica obscurans Walker, 1859: 372 (q.) SRI LANKA. Combination in Ponera: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 575; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Brachyponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 80.

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 308, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 575, Combination in Ponera)
  • Mamet, R. 1954. The ants (Hymenoptera Formicidae) of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius Inst. Bull. 3: 249-259 (see also)

described)

  • Tawatao, N., Harper, N.E., Mohamed, M., Khenk, C.V., Searle, J.B. & Hill, J.K. 2011. Impacts of forest fragmentation on the genetic diversity and population structure of Pachycondyla obscurans in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Asian Myrmecology 4, 59–68.
  • 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)
  • Walker, F. 1859. Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 3(4): 370-376 (page 372, queen