Paratopula ceylonica

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Paratopula ceylonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Paratopula
Species: P. ceylonica
Binomial name
Paratopula ceylonica
(Emery, 1901)

Paratopula-ceylonicaD3.2x.jpg Specimen Labels


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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka (type locality), Taiwan.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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

  • ceylonica. Atopomyrmex ceylonicus Emery, 1901f: 114, fig. (q.) SRI LANKA. Forel, 1913f: 196 (w.); Bolton, 1988b: 138 (m.). Combination in Atopula: Emery, 1912b: 104; in Leptothorax: Forel, 1916: 459; in Paratopula: Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 144. Senior synonym of taylori: Bolton, 1988b: 138.
  • taylori. Leptothorax taylori Forel, 1902c: 228 (w.q.) INDIA. Combination in Atopula: Forel, 1913f: 197; in Leptothorax: Forel, 1916: 459. Subspecies of ceylonica: Forel, 1913f: 197. Junior synonym of ceylonica: Bolton, 1988b: 138.