Parasyscia afer

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Parasyscia afer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. afer
Binomial name
Parasyscia afer
(Forel, 1907)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania.

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

  • afer. Cerapachys afer Forel, 1907a: 9 (w.q.) TANZANIA.
    • Combination in C. (Cerapachys): Emery, 1911d: 9.
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 204.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 9; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 755; Brown, 1975: 22, 61; Bolton, 1995b: 142.
    • Senior synonym of cooperi: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • cooperi. Cerapachys cooperi Arnold, 1915: 14 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 755.
    • Junior synonym of afer: Brown, 1975: 22.