Paratopula oculata

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Paratopula oculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Paratopula
Species: P. oculata
Binomial name
Paratopula oculata
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from queens and males.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore.

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.

  • oculata. Cerapachys oculatus Smith, F. 1857a: 74, pl. 1, figs. 20-24 (m.) BORNEO. Bolton, 1988b: 141 (q.). Combination in Sima: Emery, 1887b: 445 (footnote); in Rhopalothrix: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 450; in Acanthomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 60; in Paratopula: Bolton, 1988b: 141.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Cerapachys oculatus

Holotype male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR” (= Sarawak) (locality data not given in original description). With a Donisthorpe type-label and a det. label by him “Rhopalothrix?”



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
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • 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.
  • Smith, F. "Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace." Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2 (1857): 42-88.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1919. The ants of Borneo. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63:43-147.