Eburopone wroughtoni

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Eburopone wroughtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Eburopone
Species: E. wroughtoni
Binomial name
Eburopone wroughtoni
(Forel, 1910)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique, South Africa (type locality), United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • wroughtoni. Cerapachys wroughtoni Forel, 1910e: 422 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Combination in C. (Cerapachys): Emery, 1911d: 9;
    • combination in Eburopone: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 129.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 9; Arnold, 1915: 16; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756; Brown, 1975: 24, 63; Bolton, 1995b: 145; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 410; Borowiec, L. 2014: 62.
    • Senior synonym of rhodesiana: Brown, 1975: 24.
    • Senior synonym of roberti: Brown, 1975: 24.
  • rhodesiana. Cerapachys wroughtoni var. rhodesiana Forel, 1913j: 212 (w.) ZIMBABWE.
    • Subspecies of wroughtoni: Arnold, 1915: 16; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756.
    • Junior synonym of wroughtoni: Brown, 1975: 24.
  • roberti. Cerapachys roberti Forel, 1914d: 212 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756; Arnold, 1926: 192.
    • Junior synonym of wroughtoni: Brown, 1975: 24.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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