Parasyscia peringueyi

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Parasyscia peringueyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Parasyscia
Species: P. peringueyi
Binomial name
Parasyscia peringueyi
Emery, 1886

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -33.2° to -34.21667°.

 
North
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Subtropical
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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (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.

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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.

  • peringueyi. Parasyscia peringueyi Emery, 1886: 360 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Cape of Good Hope (L. Peringuey).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Emery, 1895j: 757 (q.).
    • Combination in Cerapachys (Cerapachys): Emery, 1902c: 24;
    • combination in Parasyscia: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 205.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 17; Emery, 1911d: 9; Arnold, 1915: 13; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756; Arnold, 1926: 193 (in key); Brown, 1975: 23, 62; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Senior synonym of latiuscula: Brown, 1975: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Distribution: South Africa.
  • latiuscula. Parasyscia peringueyi var. latiuscula Emery, 1895h: 19 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Makapan, 1893 (E. Simon).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in Cerapachys (Cerapachys): Emery, 1911d: 9.
    • Subspecies of peringueyi: Emery, 1911d: 9; Arnold, 1915: 14; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 756; Arnold, 1926: 191.
    • Junior synonym of peringueyi: Brown, 1975: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 143.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 1-159.
  • Arnold G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Annals of the South African Museum. 23: 191-295.
  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Emery C. 1886. Alcune formiche africane. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 18: 355-366.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1902. An American Cerapachys, with remarks on the affinities of the Cerapachyinae. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole). 3: 181-191.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004