Lioponera simmonsae

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • simmonsae. Phyracaces simmonsae Clark, 1924a: 87, fig. 10 (w.q.l.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 23 Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Bolton, 1995b: 144; Heterick, 2009: 126.

Type Material



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 144, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 23, Combination in Cerapachys)
  • Clark, J. 1924a [1923]. Australian Formicidae. J. Proc. R. Soc. West. Aust. 9: 72-89 (page 87, fig. 10 worker, queen, larva described)