Tetraponera continua

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Tetraponera continua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. continua
Binomial name
Tetraponera continua
(Forel, 1907)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Tetraponera allaborans species-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ethiopia (type locality), Gambia.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • continua. Sima penzigi subsp. continua Forel, 1907c: 138 (w.) ETHIOPIA.
    • Combination in S. (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921f: 28; in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 800.
    • Status as species: Ward, 2006: 121; Chomicki et al., 2015: Figure S1.

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

Description

References

  • Chomicki, G.; Ward, P. S.; Renner, S. S. 2015. Macroevolutionary assembly of ant/plant symbioses: Pseudomyrmex ants and their ant-housing plants in the Neotropics. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London. Series B 282:20152200 (DOI:10.1098/rspb.2015.2200).
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 28, Combination in S. (Tetraponera))
  • Forel, A. 1907f. Fourmis d'Ethiopie récoltées par M. le baron Maurice de Rothschild en 1905. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 26: 129-144 (page 138, worker described)
  • 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 800, Combination in Tetraponera)