Metapone enigmatica

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Metapone enigmatica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Metapone
Species: M. enigmatica
Binomial name
Metapone enigmatica
Taylor & Alpert, 2016

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Known from the holotype queen.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • enigmatica. Metapone enigmatica Taylor & Alpert, 2016: 529, figs. 91-95 (q.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands, Aiyura, 1800 m., 10.i.1964 (J.L. Gressitt).
    • Type-depository: ANIC.
    • Distribution: Papua New Guinea.

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

Description

Queen

TL ca.: 8.8; HL: 1.73; HW (across eyes): 1.48; CI: 85; CpL: 0.68; CpI: 39; MSL: 3.00; PetL: 0.77; PetW: 0.98; PetH: 1.14; PpetL: 0.61; PpetW: 0.98; PpetH: 0.90; GW: 1.54.

General and diagnostic features, sculpturation, pilosity and colour as illustrated and in the key.

Type Material

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W., and G. D. Alpert. 2016. The myrmicine ant genus Metapone Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a global taxonomic review with descriptions of twelve new species. Zootaxa 4105(6): 501-545.