Prionopelta amieti

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Prionopelta amieti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Prionopelta
Species: P. amieti
Binomial name
Prionopelta amieti
Terron, 1974

Prionopelta amieti casent0101447 profile 1.jpg

Prionopelta amieti casent0101447 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Ivory Coast, Uganda.

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.




Images from AntWeb

Prionopelta amieti casent0102500 head 1.jpgPrionopelta amieti casent0102500 profile 1.jpgPrionopelta amieti casent0102500 dorsal 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0102500. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


Images from AntWeb

Prionopelta amieti casent0102501 profile 1.jpgPrionopelta amieti casent0102501 dorsal 1.jpgPrionopelta amieti casent0102501 head 1.jpg
Queen (alate/dealate). Specimen code casent0102501. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • amieti. Prionopelta amieti Terron, 1974: 106, figs. 1-4, 7 (w.q.m.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 18 paratype workers, 11 paratype queens, 2 paratype males.
    • Type-locality: holotype Cameroon: Yaoundé, University Campus, 15.ii.1974, nest UF (G. Terron); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: CIRA (holotype); BMNH, MHNG, MNHN, NHMB (paratypes).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 365.
    • Distribution: Cameroon.