Meranoplus spininodis

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Meranoplus spininodis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. spininodis
Binomial name
Meranoplus spininodis
Arnold, 1917

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Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Zimbabwe (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • spininodis. Meranoplus spininodis Arnold, 1917: 366 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Arnold, 1926: 284 (q.m.). See also: Bolton, 1981a: 50.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1917. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part III. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 271-402 (page 366, worker described)
  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 284, queen, male described)
  • Bolton, B. 1981a. A revision of the ant genera Meranoplus F. Smith, Dicroaspis Emery and Calyptomyrmex Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 42: 43-81 (page 50, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection