Tetraponera capensis

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Tetraponera capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. capensis
Binomial name
Tetraponera capensis
(Smith, F., 1858)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Somalia, South Africa (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • capensis. Pseudomyrma capensis Smith, F. 1858b: 160 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in Sima: Mayr, 1866b: 906; in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 797.

Description

References

  • Mayr, G. 1866b. Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 16: 885-908 (page 906, Combination in Sima)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 160, worker described)
  • 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)