Lioponera brevis

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Lioponera brevis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. brevis
Binomial name
Lioponera brevis
(Clark, 1924)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Heterick (2009) - The taxonomic boundaries of the minute Lioponera brevis, found in, at least, WA and the NT, are unclear. Some forms have a distinctive yellow petiolar node that contrasts with the darker abdominal segment III, but the former feature is variable in colour. The morphology, however, is relatively uniform.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -22.408° to -31.87444°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • brevis. Phyracaces brevis Clark, 1924b: 78, pl. 6, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: Western Australia, Hovea (J. Clark).
    • Type-depository: MVMA.
    • Imai, Crozier & Taylor, 1977: 348 (k.).
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 24; Taylor, 1987a: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 142; Heterick, 2009: 129.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 23, 2n = 46 (Australia) (Imai et al., 1977) (as Cerapachys brevis).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Andersen, Alan N., John C.Z. Woinarski and Ben D. Hoffman. 2004. Biogeography of the ant fauna of the Tiwi Islands, in northern Australia's monsoonal tropics. Australian Journal of Zoology 52: 97-110.