Lioponera iovis

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Lioponera iovis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. iovis
Binomial name
Lioponera iovis
Forel, 1915

Cerapachys jovis casent0172075 profile 1.jpg

Cerapachys jovis casent0172075 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (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.



Images from AntWeb

Cerapachys jovis casent0172077 head 1.jpgCerapachys jovis casent0172077 profile 1.jpgCerapachys jovis casent0172077 dorsal 1.jpgCerapachys jovis casent0172077 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0172077. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by ANIC, Canberra, Australia.


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

  • iovis. Cerapachys (Phyracaces) iovis Forel, 1915b: 20, pl. 1, fig. 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: Queensland, Alice River (E. Mjöberg).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG.
    • [Misspelled as jovis by Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 243, Brown, 1975: 65, Taylor & Brown, 1985: 26.]
    • Combination in Phyracaces: Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 243;
    • combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 243; Brown, 1975: 23, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 26; Taylor, 1987a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 143.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material