Tetraponera anthracina

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Tetraponera anthracina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. anthracina
Binomial name
Tetraponera anthracina
(Santschi, 1910)

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Specimen Label



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo (type locality), Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • anthracina. Sima anthracina Santschi, 1910c: 355 (w.) CONGO. Terron, 1968: 339 (q.m.). Combination in Sima: Santschi, 1928d: 58; in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 106; Menozzi, 1942: 166; Terron, 1968: 339. See also: Terron, 1977: 115.



  • Menozzi, C. 1942a. Formiche dell'isola Fernando Poo e del territorio del Rio Muni (Guinea Spagnola). 24. Beitrag zu den wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen der Forschungsreise H. Eidmann nach Spanisch-Guinea 1939 bis 1940. Zool. Anz. 140: 164-182 (page 166, Combination in Tetraponera)
  • Santschi, F. 1910c [1909]. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 78: 349-400 (page 355, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1928d. Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (quatrième note). Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 16: 54-69 (page 58, Combination in Sima)
  • Terron, G. 1977. Évolution des colonies de Tetraponera anthracina Santschi (Formicidae Pseudomyrmecinae) avec reines. Bull. Biol. Fr. Belg. 111: 115-181 (page 115, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 106, Combination in Tetraponera)