Lioponera versicolor

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Lioponera versicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cerapachyini
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. versicolor
Binomial name
Lioponera versicolor
(Donisthorpe, 1948)

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Specimen Labels

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Specimen labels



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 Lioponera versicolor for further details




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

  • versicolor. Lioponera versicolor Donisthorpe, 1948d: 589 (m.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 24.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 145, 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 24, Combination in Cerapachys)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1948d. A third instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(14): 589-604 (page 589, male described)