Tetraponera natalensis

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa (type locality), United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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

  • natalensis. Pseudomyrma natalensis Smith, F. 1858b: 160 (q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Emery, 1895h: 22 (w.); Emery, 1899c: 6 (l.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973d: 208 (l.). Combination in Sima: Emery, 1892e: 237; in Tetraponera: Smith, F. 1877b: 69; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 798. Junior synonym of capensis: Gerstäcker, 1871: 355. Revived from synonymy: Smith, F. 1877b: 69. Current subspecies: nominal plus cuitensis, obscurata, usambarensis. See also: Arnold, 1916: 176.

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References

  • Arnold, G. 1916. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part II. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 159-270 (page 176, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1892g. Älteres über Ameisen in Dornen afrikanischer Akazien. Zool. Anz. 15: 237 (page 237, Combination in Sima)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 22, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1899g. Intorno alle larve di alcune formiche. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5) 8: 3-10 (page 6, larva described)
  • Gerstäcker, A. 1871. Beitrag zur Insektenfauna von Zanzibar. Arch. Naturgesch. 37(1 1: 345-363 (page 355, Junior synonym of capensis)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 160, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1877b. Descriptions of new species of the genera Pseudomyrma and Tetraponera, belonging to the family Myrmicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1877: 57-72 (page 69, Combination in Tetraponera)
  • Smith, F. 1877b. Descriptions of new species of the genera Pseudomyrma and Tetraponera, belonging to the family Myrmicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1877: 57-72 (page 69, Revived from synonymy)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1973d. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Cerapachyinae, Pseudomyrmecinae and Myrmicinae. Psyche (Camb.) 80: 204-211 (page 208, larva 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 798, Combination in Tetraponera)