Lioponera similis

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Lioponera similis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. similis
Binomial name
Lioponera similis
Santschi, 1930

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast (type locality), Mali.

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

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Syntype of Cerapachys similisMale (alate). Specimen code casent0911264. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • similis. Lioponera similis Santschi, 1930a: 51, figs. 8-10 (m.) IVORY COAST.
    • Type-material: 8 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Ivory Coast: Dimbroko (Le Moult).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Donisthorpe, 1939a: 255; Brown, 1975: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Distribution: Ivory Coast.