Prionopelta humicola

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Prionopelta humicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Prionopelta
Species: P. humicola
Binomial name
Prionopelta humicola
Terron, 1974

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Prionopelta humicola, Kibale forest, Uganda. Image © Alex Wild.


Prionopelta humicola, Kibale forest, Uganda. Image © Alex Wild.


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

  • humicola. Prionopelta humicola Terron, 1974: 115, figs. 1-3 (w.q.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 1 paratype queen.
    • Type-locality: holotype Cameroon: Nsoung, Manengouba massif, W Nkongsamba, 1650 m., 7.xi.1971 (G. Terron); paratype: Cameroon: Nkolkomou (750 m., ca 15 km. W Yaoundé),, Berlese no. JG (G. Terron).
    • Type-depository: CIRA.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 365.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea.



  • Terron, G. 1974. Découverte au Cameroun de deux espèces nouvelles du genre Prionopelta Mayr (Hym., Formicidae). Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Féd. Cameroun 17: 105-119 (page 115, figs. 103 worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Braet Y., and B. Taylor. 2008. Mission entomologique au Parc National de Pongara (Gabon). Bilan des Formicidae (Hymenoptera) recoltes. Bulletin S. R. B. E./K.B.V.E. 144: 157-169.