Lepisiota somalica

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Lepisiota somalica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. somalica
Binomial name
Lepisiota somalica
(Menozzi, 1927)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • somalica. Acantholepis somalica Menozzi, 1927f: 359, fig. 3 (w.q.) SOMALIA. Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 228, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Menozzi, C. 1927f. Raccolte mirmecologiche dell'Africa orientale conservate nel Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria" di Genova. Parte I. Formiche raccolte dal Marchese Saverio Patrizi nella Somalia italiana ed in alcune località dell'Africa orientale inglese. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 52: 356-362 (page 359, fig. 3 worker, queen described)