Bothroponera talpa

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Bothroponera talpa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species: B. talpa
Binomial name
Bothroponera talpa
André, 1890

Pachycondyla talpa sam-hym-c007964 profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla talpa sam-hym-c007964 dorsal 1.jpg

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone (type locality), Uganda.

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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.

  • talpa. Bothroponera talpa André, 1890: 316 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Emery, 1899e: 473 (q.); Santschi, 1914d: 314 (q.). Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Emery, 1901a: 45; in Bothroponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 72; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 310; in Bothroponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 76. Senior synonym of clavicornis: Bolton, 1975b: 6. Current subspecies: nominal plus variolata.
  • clavicornis. Psalidomyrmex clavicornis Bernard, 1953b: 209, fig. 5 (q.) GUINEA. Junior synonym of talpa: Bolton, 1975b: 6.

Description

References

  • André, E. 1890. Matériaux pour servir à la faune myrmécologique de Sierra-Leone (Afrique occidentale). Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 9: 311-327 PDF
  • Bolton, B. 1975b. A revision of the African ponerine ant genus Psalidomyrmex André (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 32: 1-16 (page 6, Senior synonym of clavicornis)
  • 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 310, combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 473, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 45, Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera))
  • 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 314, queen 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. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 72, Combination in Bothroponera)