Mesoponera senegalensis

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Mesoponera senegalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. senegalensis
Binomial name
Mesoponera senegalensis
(Santschi, 1914)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea, Senegal (type locality).

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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.

  • senegalensis. Euponera (Mesoponera) senegalensis Santschi, 1914d: 315, fig. 5 (w.) SENEGAL. Combination in E. (Xiphopelta): Bernard, 1953b: 194; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 111.

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References

  • Bernard, F. 1953b [1952]. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 19: 165-270 (page 194, Combination in E. (Xiphopelta))
  • 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)
  • 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 315, fig. 5 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)