Leptogenys breviceps

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Leptogenys breviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. breviceps
Binomial name
Leptogenys breviceps
Viehmeyer, 1914

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Leptogenys breviceps for further details




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

  • breviceps. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) breviceps Viehmeyer, 1914b: 30, fig. 4 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Senior synonym of lubbocki, niger: Wilson, 1958a: 116.
  • lubbocki. Pseudoponera lubbocki Donisthorpe, 1938d: 593, fig. (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of breviceps: Wilson, 1958a: 116.
  • niger. Euponera (Brachyponera) niger Donisthorpe, 1949g: 405 (m.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of breviceps: Wilson, 1958a: 116.



  • Viehmeyer, H. 1914b [1913]. Neue und unvollständig bekannte Ameisen der alten Welt. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(1 12: 24-60 (page 30, fig. 4 worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. I. The tribe Leptogenyini. II. The tribes Amblyoponini and Platythyreini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 101-153 (page 116, Senior synonym of lubbocki and niger)