Lioponera desertorum

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Lioponera desertorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. desertorum
Binomial name
Lioponera desertorum
(Dlussky, 1990)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Turkmenistan (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.

  • desertorum. Cerapachys desertorum Dlussky, in Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 177, fig. 43 (w.m.) UZBEKISTAN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 1 paratype male.
    • [Note: Dlussky comments that the holotype may be an ergatoid queen.]
    • Type-locality: holotype Uzbekistan: Dekhanabad, 12.v.1978, #78-76 (G. Dlussky); paratype: Uzbekistan: Shirintepe, Karshi, 4.viii.1977 (D. Sherbakov).
    • Type-depository: ZMUM.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 142.
    • Distribution: Uzbekistan.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.