Leptogenys chelifera

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Leptogenys chelifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. chelifera
Binomial name
Leptogenys chelifera
(Santschi, 1928)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • chelifera. Pseudoponera chelifer Santschi, 1928e: 466 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Leptogenys: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 32.

Type Material

  • Pseudoponera chelifer Santschi, 1928: Syntype, worker(s), Byfield (as Beyfield), Queensland, Australia, The Natural History Museum.



  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 466, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 32, Combination in Leptogenys)