Checklist of Tetraponera species

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Tetraponera
Pseudomyrmecinae
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Tetraponera nigra
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Distribution
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Species Richness
Statistics
Valid Species 109
Invalid Species 54
Fossils 7
Countries Occupied 66
Year Described 1852
First Species Described 1851
Last Species Described 2014

The following species and subspecies belong to the genus Tetraponera. Synonyms are listed under their senior names. For valid names only see Tetraponera species and for distribution information see Tetraponera species by Country.

A

aethiops Smith, F., 1877 (Cameroun, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda)
   • Sima spininoda André, 1892

aitkenii (Forel, 1902) (Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand)
allaborans (Walker, 1859) (Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam)
   • Cerapachys ceylonica Motschoulsky, 1863
   • Cerapachys femoralis Motschoulsky, 1863
   • Eciton minutum Jerdon, 1851
   • Eciton rufipes Jerdon, 1851
   • Sima allaborans longinoda Forel, 1909
   • Sima allaborans sumatrensis Emery, 1900
   • Sima compressa Roger, 1863
   • Sima subtilis Emery, 1899

amargina Xu, Z. & Chai, 2004 (China)
ambigua (Emery, 1895) (Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe)
   • Sima ambigua erythraea Emery, 1895
   • Sima ambigua rhodesiana Forel, 1913
   • Sima bifoveolata Mayr, 1895
   • Sima bifoveolata maculifrons Santschi, 1912
   • Sima bifoveolata syriaca Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916
   • Sima encephala Santschi, 1919
   • Tetraponera ambigua occidentalis Menozzi, 1934
   • Tetraponera ophthalmica angolensis Santschi, 1930

andrei (Mayr, 1895) (Mozambique)
angusta (Arnold, 1949) (Zimbabwe)
anthracina (Santschi, 1910) (Angola, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria)
apiculata Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia)
arrogans (Santschi, 1911) (Madagascar)
atra Donisthorpe, 1949 (New Guinea)
attenuata Smith, F., 1877 (Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)
   • Sima attenuata tenuissima Emery, 1900
   • Sima attenuata thagatensis Forel, 1902
   • Sima birmana Forel, 1902

avia Ward, 2001 (Malaysia)

B

binghami (Forel, 1902) (China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand)
   • Sima binghami lindgreeni Forel, 1902

bita Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia)
braunsi (Forel, 1913) (South Africa)
braunsi durbanensis (Forel, 1914) (South Africa)
brevis Ward, 2001 (Malaysia)
buops Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia)

C

caffra (Santschi, 1914) (South Africa)
capensis (Smith, F., 1858) (Kenya, Somalia, South Africa)
claveaui (Santschi, 1913) (Senegal)
clypeata (Emery, 1886) (South Africa)
concava Xu, Z. & Chai, 2004 (China)
conica Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia)
connectens Ward, 2001 (Thailand)
continua (Forel, 1907) (Ethiopia, Gambia)
convexa Xu, Z. & Chai, 2004 (China)
crassiuscula (Emery, 1900) (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)

D

demens (Santschi, 1911) (Madagascar)
diana (Santschi, 1911) (Madagascar)
difficilis (Emery, 1900) (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand)
   • Sima dilatata Karavaiev, 1933
   • Sima nitens Stitz, 1925
   • Sima stipitum Forel, 1912

E

emacerata (Santschi, 1911) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda)
emacerata oberbecki (Forel, 1911) (Democratic Republic of Congo)
emacerata odiosa (Forel, 1916) (Democratic Republic of Congo)
emeryi (Forel, 1911) (Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe)
exasciata (Forel, 1892) (Madagascar)
extenuata Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand)

F

fictrix (Forel, 1897) (Madagascar)
flexuosa (Santschi, 1911) (Madagascar)
furcata Xu, Z. & Chai, 2004 (China)

G

gerdae (Stitz, 1911) (United Republic of Tanzania)
grandidieri (Forel, 1891) (Madagascar)
   • Sima grandidieri hildebrandti Forel, 1891

H

hespera Ward, 2009 (Madagascar)
hirsuta Ward, 2009 (Madagascar)
hysterica (Forel, 1892) (Madagascar)
hysterica dimidiata (Forel, 1895) (Madagascar)
hysterica inflata (Emery, 1899) (Madagascar)

I

inermis Ward, 2009 (Madagascar)
inversinodis Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines)

L

laeviceps (Smith, F., 1859) (Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands)
   • Sima dentifera Karavaiev, 1933
   • Sima humerosa Emery, 1900
   • Sima platynota Karavaiev, 1933

latifrons (Emery, 1912) (Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon)
ledouxi Terron, 1969 (Cameroun, Central African Republic)
lemoulti (Santschi, 1920) (Congo)
liengmei (Forel, 1894) (Mozambique)
longula (Emery, 1895) (Madagascar)

M

manangotra Ward, 2009 (Madagascar)
mandibularis (Emery, 1895) (Madagascar)
mayri (Forel, 1901) (Cameroun)
merita Ward, 2009 (Madagascar)
microcarpa Wu, J. & Wang, C., 1990 (China, Vietnam)
mimula Ward, 2001 (New Guinea)
mocquerysi (André, 1890) (Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania)
mocquerysi biozellata (Karavaiev, 1931) (Kenya)
mocquerysi elongata (Stitz, 1911) (United Republic of Tanzania)
mocquerysi lepida Wheeler, W.M., 1922 (Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria)
mocquerysi lutea (Stitz, 1911) (Democratic Republic of Congo)
modesta (Smith, F., 1860) (Borneo, China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam)
   • Sima fulva Viehmeyer, 1916
   • Tetraponera pisarskii Radchenko, 1997

monardi (Santschi, 1937) (Angola)
morondaviensis (Forel, 1891) (Madagascar)

N

natalensis (Smith, F., 1858) (Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
natalensis cuitensis (Forel, 1911) (Angola)
natalensis obscurata (Emery, 1895) (South Africa)
natalensis usambarensis (Forel, 1911) (United Republic of Tanzania)
nigra (Jerdon, 1851) (Bangladesh, Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand)
   • Sima nigra fergusoni Forel, 1902
   • Sima nigra insularis Emery, 1901
   • Sima nigra krama Forel, 1912
   • Tetraponera atrata Smith, F., 1852
   • Tetraponera petiolata Smith, F., 1877

nitida (Smith, F., 1860) (Australia, Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, New Guinea, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
   • Pseudomyrma carbonaria Smith, F., 1863
   • Sima bidentata Karavaiev, 1933
   • Sima bidentata angusticeps Karavaiev, 1933
   • Sima brevicornis Emery, 1900
   • Sima difficilis longiceps Forel, 1902
   • Sima siggi Forel, 1902
   • Sima siggi setifera Viehmeyer, 1916
   • Sima siggii nebulosa Forel, 1903
   • Tetraponera maffini Donisthorpe, 1948
   • Tetraponera shankouensis Zhou & Jiang, 1997

nixa Ward, 2001 (Australia)
nodosa Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)
notabilis Ward, 2001 (China, Thailand)

O

ophthalmica (Emery, 1912) (Cameroun, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda)
   • Tetraponera nasuta Bernard, 1953
   • Tetraponera ophthalmica tenebrosa Santschi, 1928
   • Tetraponera ophthalmica unidens Santschi, 1928

P

parops Ward, 2006 (Kenya, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania)
penzigi (Mayr, 1907) (Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania)
penzigi praestigiatrix Santschi, 1937 (United Republic of Tanzania)
periyarensis Bharti & Akbar, 2014 (India)
perlonga Santschi, 1928 (Madagascar)
phragmotica Ward, 2006 (Madagascar)
pilosa (Smith, F., 1858) (Borneo, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)
   • Sima nicobarensis Forel, 1903

plicatidens (Santschi, 1926) (Madagascar)
polita Ward, 2001 (Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia)
poultoni Donisthorpe, 1931 (Uganda)
prelli (Forel, 1911) (United Republic of Tanzania)
protensa Xu, Z. & Chai, 2004 (China)
punctulata Smith, F., 1877 (Australia, New Guinea)
   • Sima punctulata kimberleyensis Forel, 1915

R

rakotonis (Forel, 1891) (Madagascar)
rotula Ward, 2001 (Australia, New Guinea)
rufonigra (Jerdon, 1851) (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Pakistan, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam)
   • Sima rufonigra ceylonensis Forel, 1909
   • Sima rufonigra testaceonigra Forel, 1903
   • Sima rufonigra yeensis Forel, 1902

S

sahlbergii (Forel, 1887) (Madagascar)
sahlbergii deplanata (Forel, 1904) (Madagascar)
sahlbergii spuria (Forel, 1897) (Madagascar)
schulthessi (Santschi, 1915) (Mozambique, Zimbabwe)
scotti Donisthorpe, 1931 (Ethiopia)

T

tessmanni (Stitz, 1910) (Cameroun, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea)
   • Viticicola tessmanni castanea Wheeler, W.M., 1922

triangularis (Stitz, 1910) (Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria)
triangularis illota (Santschi, 1914) (Nigeria)
tucurua Ward, 2001 (Australia)

V

variegata (Forel, 1895) (Madagascar)
vivax Ward, 2001 (Indonesia)
volucris Ward, 2001 (Singapore)

Z

zavattarii (Menozzi, 1939) (Ethiopia)

Fossil Species

E

europaea Dlussky, 2009

G

groehni Dlussky, 2009

K

klebsi (Wheeler, W.M., 1915)

L

lacrimarum (Wheeler, W.M., 1915)

O

ocellata (Mayr, 1868)
oligocenica (Théobald, 1937)

S

simplex (Mayr, 1868)