Meranoplus nanus

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Meranoplus nanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. nanus
Binomial name
Meranoplus nanus
André, 1892

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Specimen Label

Identification

The propodeum in profile nearly vertical, armed at about the mid-depth with a pair of short, stout spines.

Mandibles striate, armed with four teeth. Anterior clypeal margin with a narrow translucent apron and with a longitudinal carina on each side of the median portion which runs forwards to the apron. Anterior half of clypeus usually shallowly concave between these carinae.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon (type locality), Mozambique, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania.

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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.

  • nanus. Meranoplus nanus André, 1892a: 55 (w.) GABON. Santschi, 1914d: 351 (q.). See also: Bolton, 1981a: 53.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 351, queen described)