Lioponera mullewana

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Lioponera mullewana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. mullewana
Binomial name
Lioponera mullewana
(Wheeler, W.M., 1918)


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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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.

  • mullewana. Phyracaces mullewanus Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 251 (m.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Western Australia, Mullewa (F. May).
    • Type-depository: SAMA.
    • [Note: In the original description Wheeler gives the depository as SAMA, which is where Brown, 1975: 65 also assumes it to be; however, Taylor & Brown, 1985: 27, say that it is in MCZC.]
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 23, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 26; Taylor, 1987a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material