Parasyscia natalensis

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Parasyscia natalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. natalensis
Binomial name
Parasyscia natalensis
(Forel, 1901)

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Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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

  • natalensis. Cerapachys cribrinodis var. natalensis Forel, 1901f: 335 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • [Also described as new by Forel, 1910e: 423.]
    • Combination in C. (Cerapachys): Emery, 1911d: 9.
    • Combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 205.
    • Subspecies of cribrinodis: Emery, 1911d: 9; Forel, 1914d: 211; Arnold, 1915: 13; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 144.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 144, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • 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: 1-115 (page 23, raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1901k. Nouvelles espèces de Ponerinae. (Avec un nouveau sous-genre et une espèce nouvelle d'Eciton). Rev. Suisse Zool. 9: 325-353 (page 335, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1910f. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 421-458 (page 423, also described as new)