Psalidomyrmex feae

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Psalidomyrmex feae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Psalidomyrmex
Species: P. feae
Binomial name
Psalidomyrmex feae
Menozzi, 1922

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Sao Tome & Principe (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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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.

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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

Psalidomyrmex feae casent0102916 head 1.jpgPsalidomyrmex feae casent0102916 profile 1.jpgPsalidomyrmex feae casent0102916 dorsal 1.jpgPsalidomyrmex feae casent0102916 label 1.jpg
Syntype of Psalidomyrmex feaeWorker. Specimen code casent0102916. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • feae. Psalidomyrmex feae Menozzi, 1922a: 349 (w.q.m.) SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE (Principe I.). Senior synonym of impressa: Bolton, 1975b: 11.
  • impressa. Psalidomyrmex feae var. impressa Menozzi, 1922a: 352 (w.q.m.) SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE (Principe I.). Junior synonym of feae: Bolton, 1975b: 11.



  • Bolton, B. 1975b. A revision of the African ponerine ant genus Psalidomyrmex André (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 32: 1-16 (page 11, Senior synonym of impressa)
  • Menozzi, C. 1922a. Miscellanea mirmecologica. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 49[=(3)(9): 347-352 (page 349, worker, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton B. 1975. A revision of the African ponerine ant genus Psalidomyrmex André (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 32: 1-16.
  • Bolton B., and W. L. Brown Jr. 2002. Loboponera gen. n. and a review of the Afrotropical Plectroctena genus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum. Entomology Series 71: 1-18.