Parasyscia flavaclavata

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Parasyscia flavaclavata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. flavaclavata
Binomial name
Parasyscia flavaclavata
(Donisthorpe, 1938)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.



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

  • flavaclavata. Cerapachys (Cerapachys) flavaclavata Donisthorpe, 1938e: 499 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia).
    • Type-material: 4 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya (“Dutch New Guinea”), Cyclops Mts, Sabron, 1200 ft, vi.1936 (L.E. Cheesman).
    • Type-depositories: BMNH, MCZC.
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 204.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 18; Wilson, 1958c: 129; Wilson, 1959b: 47; Brown, 1975: 22, 68; Bolton, 1995b: 143.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Irian Jaya).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1): 1-115.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1938. New species of ants and a new subgenus of Dolichoderus from various localities. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)2: 498-504.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Observations on the behavior of the cerapachyine ants. Insectes Sociaux 5: 129-140.
  • Wilson E. O. 1959. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. VI. The tribe Cerapachyini. Pacific Insects 1: 39-57.