Mesoponera caffraria caffra

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Mesoponera caffraria caffra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. caffraria
Subspecies: M. caffraria caffra
Trinomial name
Mesoponera caffraria caffra
(Santschi, 1935)

Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: 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 Mesoponera caffraria_caffra for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • caffra. Euponera (Mesoponera) caffraria var. caffra Santschi, 1935b: 259 (w.) GUINEA. [E. (M.) caffra Santschi, 1914d: 315. Nomen nudum, attributed to Smith.] Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 303; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110.

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 303, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Santschi, F. 1935b. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Sci. Omo 2: 255-277 (page 259, 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)