Paratopula oculata

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Paratopula oculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Paratopula
Species: P. oculata
Binomial name
Paratopula oculata
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from queens and males.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • oculata. Cerapachys oculatus Smith, F. 1857a: 74, pl. 1, figs. 20-24 (m.) BORNEO. Bolton, 1988b: 141 (q.). Combination in Sima: Emery, 1887b: 445 (footnote); in Rhopalothrix: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 450; in Acanthomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 60; in Paratopula: Bolton, 1988b: 141.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Cerapachys oculatus

Holotype male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR” (= Sarawak) (locality data not given in original description). With a Donisthorpe type-label and a det. label by him “Rhopalothrix?”