Mesoponera ambigua

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Mesoponera ambigua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. ambigua
Binomial name
Mesoponera ambigua
(André, 1890)

Pachycondyla ambigua blf1862(05)-9 profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla ambigua blf1862(05)-9 dorsal 1.jpg

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Comoros, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone (type locality), Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen.
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mayotte.

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Nomenclature

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

  • ambigua. Pachycondyla ambigua André, 1890: 316 (q.) SIERRA LEONE. Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera): Emery, 1901a: 47; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 302; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110.

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References

  • André, E. 1890. Matériaux pour servir à la faune myrmécologique de Sierra-Leone (Afrique occidentale). Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 9: 311-327 PDF
  • 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 302, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Weber, N. A. 1942b. New doryline, cerapachyine and ponerine ants from the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 44: 40-49 (page 46, fig. 6 worker described)
  • André, E. 1890. Matériaux pour servir à la faune myrmécologique de Sierra-Leone (Afrique occidentale). Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 9: 311-327 (page 316, queen described)
  • 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 302, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 47, Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera))
  • 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)