Paraparatrechina weissi

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Paraparatrechina weissi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Paraparatrechina
Species: P. weissi
Binomial name
Paraparatrechina weissi
(Santschi, 1910)

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Specimen labels


Weber and Anderson (1950) found this species in leaf-litter, nesting around roots. Label data also indicates the species is found in rotten wood.


Keys including this Species


This species has a large range west from the Ivory Coast east to Uganda and southeastern Sudan.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 5.343472° to -1.516667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Central African Republic, Congo (type locality), Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • weissi. Pseudolasius weissi Santschi, 1910c: 391, fig. 16 (w.q.) CONGO. Combination in Paraparatrechina: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 128. Senior synonym of bayonii (and its junior synonyms myersi, occipitalis): LaPolla, 2004b: 101; LaPolla & Fisher, 2014: 150.
  • bayonii. Pseudolasius bayonii Menozzi, 1924b: 224, figs. 5, 6 (s.) UGANDA. Senior synonym of myersi, occipitalis: Brown, 1957h: 146. Junior synonym of weissi: LaPolla, 2004b: 102; LaPolla & Fisher, 2014: 150.
  • myersi. Pseudolasius myersi Weber, 1943c: 389, pl. 16, fig. 35 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of bayonii: Brown, 1957h: 146.
  • occipitalis. Pseudolasius myersi subsp. occipitalis Weber & Anderson, 1950: 2, figs. 1-18 (s.w.l.) UGANDA. Junior synonym of bayonii: Brown, 1957h: 146.


Palp formula 3,3.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1957. The synonymy and relationships of the ant Pseudolasius bayoni Menozzi. Psyche (Camb.) 63: 146.
  • LaPolla, J.S. 2004. Taxonomic review of the ant genus Pseudolasius (Formicidae: Formicinae) in the Afrotropical region. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 112(2-3): 97-105.
  • Lévieux J. 1972. Les fourmis de la savane de Lamto (Côte d'Ivoire): éléments de taxonomie. Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire. Série A. Sciences Naturelles 34: 611-654.
  • Menozzi C. 1933. Raccolte mirmecologiche dell'Africa orientale conservate nel Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria di Genova. II. Formiche dell'Uganda e delle isole Sesse raccolte dal Dr. E. Bayon. [concl.]. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria. 56: 113-114.
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  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
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  • Weber N. A., and J. L. Anderson. 1950. Studies on central African ants of the genus Pseudolasius Emery (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Am. Mus. Novit. 1443: 1-7.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004
  • Yeo K., L. M. M. Kouakou, W. Dekoninck, K. Ouattara, and S. Konate. 2016. Detecting intruders: assessment of the anthropophilic ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the city of Abidjan and along access roads in Banco National Park (Côte d’Ivoire). Journal of Entomology and Zoological Studies 4(4): 351-359.