Tetraponera natalensis obscurata

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Tetraponera natalensis obscurata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: T. natalensis
Subspecies: T. natalensis obscurata
Trinomial name
Tetraponera natalensis obscurata
(Emery, 1895)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: 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.

  • obscurata. Sima natalensis subsp. obscurata Emery, 1895h: 22 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1916: 177 (q.m.). Combination in Tetraponera: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 799.

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

Description

Emery 1895, page 22.
Emery 1895, page 23.

References

  • Arnold, G. 1916. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part II. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 159-270 (page 177, queen, male described)
  • 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)
  • 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)