Mesoponera elisae divaricata

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Mesoponera elisae divaricata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. elisae
Subspecies: M. elisae divaricata
Trinomial name
Mesoponera elisae divaricata
(Emery, 1915)

Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ethiopia (type locality).

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Mesoponera elisae_divaricata for further details

Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • divaricata. Euponera (Xiphopelta) elisae subsp. divaricata Emery, 1915g: 6, fig. 3 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Combination in E. (Mesoponera): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 775; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 305; 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 305, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1915e. Formiche raccolte nell'Eritrea dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 10: 3-26 (page 6, fig. 3 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)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 775, Combination in E. (Mesoponera))