Tetraponera braunsi

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Tetraponera braunsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. braunsi
Binomial name
Tetraponera braunsi
(Forel, 1913)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

A member of the Tetraponera allaborans species-group

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • braunsi. Sima braunsi Forel, 1913a: 112 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in S. (Tetraponera): Arnold, 1916: 184; in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 797. Subspecies of clypeata: Arnold, 1916: 184; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 797. Revived status as species: Ward, 1990: 488. Current subspecies: nominal plus durbanensis.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1916. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part II. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 159-270 (page 184, Combination in S. (Tetraponera), Subspecies/race of clypeata)
  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 112, worker, queen described)
  • Ward, P. S. 1990. The ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): generic revision and relationship to other formicids. Syst. Entomol. 15: 449-489 (page 488, Revived status as species)
  • Ward, P. S. 2006. The ant genus Tetraponera in the Afrotropical region: synopsis of species groups and revision of the T. ambigua-group. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecologische Nachrichten. 8:119-130.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 797, Combination in Tetraponera, Subspecies/race of clypeata)