Mesoponera villiersi

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Mesoponera villiersi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. villiersi
Binomial name
Mesoponera villiersi
(Bernard, 1953)


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

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

  • villiersi. Euponera (Xiphopelta) villiersi Bernard, 1953b: 193, fig. 2d (w.) GUINEA.
    • Type-material: 3 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Guinea: Nimba, 700 m., ix.1946, termitarium (Villiers).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 311;
    • combination in Mesoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 111.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 311.
    • Distribution: Guinea.