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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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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.

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