Prionopelta aethiopica

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Prionopelta aethiopica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Prionopelta
Species: P. aethiopica
Binomial name
Prionopelta aethiopica
Arnold, 1949

Prionopelta aethiopica sam-hym-c002709a profile 1.jpg

Prionopelta aethiopica sam-hym-c002709a dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -8.23889° to -28.66667°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality), United Republic of Tanzania.

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

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • aethiopica. Prionopelta descarpentriesi subsp. aethiopica Arnold, 1949: 263, fig. 4 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Zululand, Richards Bay, ii. (J.C. Faure).
    • Type-depository: SAMC.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1960a: 177, 219; Bolton, 1995b: 364.
    • Distribution: South Africa.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 122: 143-230 (page 177, raised to species)


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 122: 143-230.
  • Terron G. 1974. Découverte au Cameroun de deux espèces nouvelles du genre Prionopelta Mayr (Hym., Formicidae). Annales de la Faculté des Sciences, Université Fédérale du Cameroun 17: 105-119.