Pachycondyla jonesii

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Pachycondyla jonesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pachycondyla
Species: P. jonesii
Binomial name
Pachycondyla jonesii
(Forel, 1891)

Pachycondyla jonesii casent0101709 profile 1.jpg

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Specimen labels

Schmith & Shattuck (2014), during their revision of the subfamily Ponerinae, were unable to determine the proper generic placement of this taxon. They left it assigned to Pachycondyla but noted that this placement is undoubtedly incorrect. Exact placement will require detailed examination of relevant material of this taxa.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

Pachycondyla jonesii casent0101905 head 1.jpgPachycondyla jonesii casent0101905 profile 1.jpgPachycondyla jonesii casent0101905 dorsal 1.jpgPachycondyla jonesii casent0101905 label 1.jpg
Syntype of Lobopelta jonesiiMale (alate). Specimen code casent0101905. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • jonesii. Lobopelta jonesii Forel, 1891b: 219 (m.) MADAGASCAR.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Madagascar: Forêt d’Andrangoloaka (Sikora).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Leptogenys: Emery, 1911d: 102;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Bolton, 1975a: 298;
    • incertae sedis in Pachycondyla: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 155.
    • [Note: generic combination equivocal: not a Leptogenys, and certainly not a Pachycondyla.]
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 45; Emery, 1911d: 102; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1012; Bolton, 1995b: 303.
    • Distribution: Madagascar.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fisher B. L. 2003. Formicidae, ants. Pp. 811-819 in: Goodman, S. M.; Benstead, J. P. (eds.) 2003. The natural history of Madagascar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xxi + 1709 pp.