Megaponera analis termitivora

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Megaponera analis termitivora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Megaponera
Species: M. analis
Subspecies: M. analis termitivora
Trinomial name
Megaponera analis termitivora
Santschi, 1930

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (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.

  • termitivora. Megaloponera foetens var. termitivora Santschi, 1930b: 60 (diagnosis in key) (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 310; in Megaponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 107. Subspecies of analis: Bolton, 1995b: 310.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 310, Subspecies of analis; Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Santschi, F. 1930b. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola, 1928-1929. Formicides de l'Angola. Rev. Suisse Zool. 37: 53-81 (page 60, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)