Lioponera brevis

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Lioponera brevis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. brevis
Binomial name
Lioponera brevis
(Clark, 1924)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Heterick (2009) - The taxonomic boundaries of the minute Lioponera brevis, found in, at least, WA and the NT, are unclear. Some forms have a distinctive yellow petiolar node that contrasts with the darker abdominal segment III, but the former feature is variable in colour. The morphology, however, is relatively uniform.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Lioponera brevis for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • brevis. Phyracaces brevis Clark, 1924b: 78, pl. 6, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Imai, Crozier & Taylor, 1977: 348 (k.). Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22.

Type Material

Syntype workers from Hovea, Western Australia (1 in Australian Museum, 9 in Australian National Insect Collection, 1 in Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1 in Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 3 in Queensland Museum, 2 in South Australian Museum, 2 in Western Australian Museum).

Type Material

Description

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