Lepisiota elevata

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Lepisiota elevata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Lepisiota
Species: L. elevata
Binomial name
Lepisiota elevata
(Santschi, 1937)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Zimbabwe (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • elevata. Acantholepis elevata Santschi, 1937d: 236.
    • [First available use of Acantholepis capensis r. hirsuta var. elevata Forel, 1914d: 249 (w.) ZIMBABWE; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Bolton, 1995b: 227).]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Arnold, 1920a: 573; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 937; Emery, 1925b: 24; Prins, 1963: 106.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 226, Combination in Lepisiota)
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amerique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 50: 211-288.
  • Santschi, F. 1937a. Glanure de fourmis éthiopiennes. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 77: 47-66.