Paratopula macta

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Paratopula macta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Paratopula
Species: P. macta
Binomial name
Paratopula macta
Bolton, 1988

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Brunei Darussalam (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia (type locality), Philippines.
Oriental Region: Laos, Thailand.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • macta. Paratopula macta Bolton, 1988b: 140, fig. 2 (w.q.) BORNEO.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton B. 1988. A review of Paratopula Wheeler, a forgotten genus of myrmicine ants (Hym., Formicidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 124: 125-143
  • Jaitrong W., B. Guenard, E. P. Economo, N. Buddhakala, and S. Yamane. 2016. A checklist of known ant species of Laos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 8: 1-32. DOI: 10.20362/am.008019
  • Jaitrong W.; Nabhitabhata, J. 2005. A list of known ant species of Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 1(1): 9-54.
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58
  • Sheela S., 2008. First record of the rare ant Paratopula ceylonica Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Uttar Pradesh, India with a note to the genus. J. Exp. Zool. India 11(2): 423-425.
  • Xu Z. H., and G. L. Xu. 2011. A new species of the genus Paratopula Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Tibet. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 36(3): 595-57.