Parvaponera suspecta

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Parvaponera suspecta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Parvaponera
Species: P. suspecta
Binomial name
Parvaponera suspecta
(Santschi, 1914)

Pachycondyla suspecta sam-hym-c009937 profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla suspecta sam-hym-c009937 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -0.317° to -9.03957°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia.

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.




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

  • suspecta. Euponera (Trachymesopus) suspecta Santschi, 1914b: 51, fig. 1 (w.) TANZANIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro, Neu-Moschi, 800 m., st. no. 72, iv.1912 (Ch. Alluaud & R. Jeannel).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 310;
    • combination in Euponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 87;
    • combination in Parvaponera: Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 358.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 779; Bolton, 1995b: 310; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 221.
    • Distribution: Kenya, Tanzania.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Garcia F.H., Wiesel E. and Fischer G. 2013.The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Robertson, H. G. 1999. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Mkomazi. Pp. 321-336 in: Coe, M. J.; McWilliam, N. CStone, G. N.; Packer, M. J. (eds.) 1999. Mkomazi: the ecology, biodiversity and conservation of a Tanzanian savanna. London: Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), 608 pp.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004