Tetraponera caffra

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Tetraponera caffra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. caffra
Binomial name
Tetraponera caffra
(Santschi, 1914)

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Specimen Label



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • caffra. Sima natalensis st. caffra Santschi, 1914e: 15 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 799. Raised to species: Ward & Downie, 2005: 326.



  • Santschi, F. 1914e. Meddelanden från Göteborgs Musei Zoologiska Afdelning. 3. Fourmis du Natal et du Zoulouland récoltées par le Dr. I. Trägårdh. Göteb. K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl. 15: 1-44 (page 15, worker, queen, male described)
  • Ward, P. S.; Downie, D. A. 2005. The ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): phylogeny and evolution of big-eyed arboreal ants. Systematic Entomology 30:310-335 (page 326, raised to species)
  • 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 799, Combination in Tetraponera)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection