Lioponera sjostedti

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

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Specimen Labels

Large reddish ants that are can be conspicuous in the field as they run over the ground, rapidly antennating the soil surface in search of their prey. (Heterick 2009)


Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Not known to occur outside of WA but likely to have a wide distribution throughout the state, judging from local material. Occurs at least as far north as the Pilbara region.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -21.8° to -21.898°.

Tropical South

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.




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

  • sjostedti. Cerapachys (Phyracaces) sjostedti Forel, 1915b: 19, pl. 1, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA (“N.W. Australien”).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: “NW Australia” (no further data) (E. Mjöberg).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG.
    • 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; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Taylor, 1987a: 19; Bolton, 1995b: 144; Heterick, 2009: 128.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Gunawardene N.R. and J.D. Majer. 2004. Ants of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia: an investigation into patterns of association. Records of the Western Australian Museum 22: 219-239.