Lioponera singularis

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Lioponera singularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cerapachyini
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. singularis
Binomial name
Lioponera singularis
Forel, 1900

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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.

  • singularis. Cerapachys singularis Forel, 1900b: 69 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Phyracaces: Emery, 1902c: 24.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 11; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 242; Brown, 1975: 23, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Senior synonym of rotula: Brown, 1975: 23; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28.
  • rotula. Cerapachys (Phyracaces) singularis subsp. rotula Forel, 1910b: 21 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Phyracaces: Emery, 1911d: 11.
    • Subspecies of singularis: Emery, 1911d: 11; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 242.
    • Junior synonym of singularis: Brown, 1975: 23.

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)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • 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, and senior synonym of rotula)
  • Emery, C. 1902c. Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 24, Combination in Phyracaces)
  • Forel, A. 1900b. Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J.-J. Walker, etc. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 54-77 (page 69, worker described)
  • Forel, A. (1910). Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 18: 1–94.