Loboponera edentula

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Loboponera edentula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Loboponera
Species: L. edentula
Binomial name
Loboponera edentula
Bolton & Brown, 2002

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Specimen labels

With the exception of a type worker noted as being collected from litter, nothing is known about the biology of Loboponera edentula.

Identification

Bolton & Brown (2002) - A member of the vigilans species group. The form of the propodeal declivity, coupled with the lack of a longitudinal carina on the first gastral sternite, isolates this species within the group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Rwanda (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • edentula. Loboponera edentula Bolton & Brown, 2002: 6 (w.) RWANDA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description. Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype. TL 6.1, HL 1.11, HW 1.03, CI 93, SL 0.98, SI 95, AL 1.78. Paratype. TL 6.1, HL 1.11, HW 1.04, CI 94, SL 0.94, SI 90, AL 1.79. Characters of vigilans group and the following. Maximum diameter of eye 0.07. First gastral sternite without a tooth on each side of the anteroventral median process and without a translucent median longitudinal carina. Propodeal declivity with a small sharp tooth near base but otherwise unarmed and rounding evenly into the dorsum. Sculpture on glossy head and alitrunk is of relatively fine longitudinal costulae and scattered foveolate punctures. On the first gastral tergite the costulae are mostly suppressed, much less obvious than on the alitrunk, and the spaces between the foveolae are very glossy and partially to mostly smooth.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Rwanda: Kayove, 23.iv.1973, 2100 m (P. Werner) (Museum of Comparative Zoology). Paratype. 1 worker, Rwanda: Rangiro, ix.1976, litter (P. Werner) (The Natural History Museum).

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