Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri

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Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Psalidomyrmex
Species: P. reichenspergeri
Binomial name
Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri
Santschi, 1913

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda.

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

  • reichenspergeri. Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri Santschi, 1913c: 302 (w.) CAMEROUN. Santschi, 1914c: 288 (m.). Senior synonym of mabirensis: Bolton, 1975b: 8.
  • mabirensis. Plectroctena mandibularis subsp. mabirensis Arnold, 1954: 293, fig. 3 (w.) UGANDA. Combination in Psalidomyrmex: Bolton, 1974c: 334. Raised to species: Bolton, 1974c: 334. Junior synonym of reichenspergeri: Bolton, 1975b: 8.



  • Arnold, G. 1954. New Formicidae from Kenya and Uganda. Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge Nouv. Sér. Quarto Sci. Zool. 1: 291-295.
  • 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 8, Senior synonym of mahirensis)
  • Santschi, F. 1913c. Glanures de fourmis africaines. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 302-314 (page 302, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914c. XII. Fam. Formicidae. P. 288 in: Schulthess, A. v. Hymenopteren aus Kamerun. Gesammelt von Herrn von Rothkirch, Oberleutnant der Schutztruppe. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1914:283-297. (page 288, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1954. New Formicidae from Kenya and Uganda. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge. Nouvelle Série in Quarto. Sciences Zoologiques. 1: 291-295.
  • 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.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection