Psalidomyrmex procerus

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Psalidomyrmex procerus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Psalidomyrmex
Species: P. procerus
Binomial name
Psalidomyrmex procerus
Emery, 1901

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Burundi, Cameroun (type locality), Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Togo, Uganda.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • procerus. Psalidomyrmex procerus Emery, 1901a: 50 (w.q.m.) CAMEROUN. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 454 (l.). Senior synonym of collarti, longiscapus, obesus: Bolton, 1975b: 12.
  • longiscapus. Psalidomyrmex longiscapus Santschi, 1920b: 8 (q.) GABON. Junior synonym of procerus: Bolton, 1975b: 12.
  • obesus. Psalidomyrmex obesus Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 92, fig. 19 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Subspecies of procerus: Santschi, 1937g: 74. Junior synonym of procerus: Bolton, 1975b: 12.
  • collarti. Psalidomyrmex procerus st. collarti Santschi, 1937g: 74 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of procerus: Bolton, 1975b: 12.



  • 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 12, Senior synonym of collarti, longiscapus and obesus)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 50, worker, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 454, larva described)