Lioponera singularis

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Lioponera singularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. singularis
Binomial name
Lioponera singularis
Forel, 1900

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Photo Gallery

  • The specialist ant predator Lioponera singularis raiding an Iridomyrmex bicknelli nest. Iridomyrmex brood is being captured and returned to the Lioponera nest. Scotia Sanctuary, New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Ajay Narendra.
  • Lioponera singularis. Scotia Sanctuary, NSW, Ajay Narendra (2).jpg
  • Lioponera singularis. Scotia Sanctuary, NSW, Ajay Narendra (4).jpg
  • Lioponera singularis. Scotia Sanctuary, NSW, Ajay Narendra (5).jpg
  • Lioponera singularis. Scotia Sanctuary, NSW, Ajay Narendra (6).jpg

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -29.81583° to -34.93615°.

 
North
Temperate
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • singularis. Cerapachys singularis Forel, 1900b: 69 (w.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Australia: “Australie méridionale” (no further data) (Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Phyracaces: Emery, 1902c: 24;
    • combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 11; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 242; Brown, 1975: 23, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Taylor, 1987a: 19; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Senior synonym of rotula: Brown, 1975: 23, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Taylor, 1987a: 19; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Distribution: Australia.
  • rotula. Cerapachys (Phyracaces) singularis subsp. rotula Forel, 1910b: 21 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales, Inverall, Reedy Creek (Froggatt).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG, NHMB.
    • Combination in Phyracaces: Emery, 1911d: 11.
    • Subspecies of singularis: Emery, 1911d: 11; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 242.
    • Junior synonym of singularis: Brown, 1975: 23, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Taylor, 1987a: 19; Bolton, 1995b: 144.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 144, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 23, Combination in Cerapachys, and senior synonym of rotula)
  • Emery, C. 1902c. Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 24, Combination in Phyracaces)
  • Forel, A. 1900b. Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J.-J. Walker, etc. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 54-77 (page 69, worker described)
  • Forel, A. (1910). Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 18: 1–94.