Tetraponera emacerata oberbecki

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Tetraponera emacerata oberbecki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. emacerata
Subspecies: T. emacerata oberbecki
Trinomial name
Tetraponera emacerata oberbecki
(Forel, 1911)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (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.

  • oberbecki. Sima oberbecki Forel, 1911f: 275 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Forel, 1916: 403 (q.). Combination in S. (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921f: 28; in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 800. Currently subspecies of emacerata: Santschi, 1928d: 58.

Description

References

  • 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. 1911h. Fourmis d'Afrique et d'Asie. I. Fourmis d'Afrique surtout du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 1: 274-283 (page 275, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 403, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1928d. Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (quatrième note). Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 16: 54-69 (page 58, Variety of emacerata)
  • 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)