Brachyponera christmasi

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Brachyponera christmasi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Brachyponera
Species: B. christmasi
Binomial name
Brachyponera christmasi
(Donisthorpe, 1935)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Christmas Island (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.




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

  • christmasi. Euponera (Mesoponera) christmasi Donisthorpe, 1935: 630 (w.) CHRISTMAS I.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 304;
    • combination in Pachycondyla (Brachyponera): Framenau & Thomas, 2008: 79;
    • combination in Brachyponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 80.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 304; Framenau & Thomas, 2008: 79.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1935. The Ants of Christmas Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 25:629-635.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1935. The Ants of Christmas Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Ser. 10: xv. 629-635.
  • Framenau V.W., and M.L. Thomas. 2008. Ants of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean); identification and distribution. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 45-85.