Mesoponera elisae rotundata

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Mesoponera elisae rotundata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. elisae
Subspecies: M. elisae rotundata
Trinomial name
Mesoponera elisae rotundata
(Emery, 1895)

Pachycondyla elisae rotundata sam-hym-c006240a profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla elisae rotundata sam-hym-c006240a dorsal 1.jpg

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.

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Nomenclature

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

  • rotundata. Ponera elisae var. rotundata Emery, 1895h: 20 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1915: 71 (q.). Combination in Euponera (Mesoponera): Emery, 1901a: 46; in E. (Xiphopelta): Forel, 1913j: 206; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110. Senior synonym of arnoldi: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 776. Subspecies of elisae: Santschi, 1937d: 217.
  • arnoldi. Ponera (Xiphopelta) arnoldi Forel, 1913a: 108 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Junior synonym of rotundata: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 776.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 71, 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 309, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 20, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 46, Combination in Euponera (Mesoponera))
  • Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 206, Combination in E. (Xiphopelta))
  • Santschi, F. 1937d. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Rev. Suisse Zool. 44: 211-250 (page 217, Stirps of elisae)
  • 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 776, Senior synonym of arnoldi)