Tetraponera atrata

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Tetraponera atrata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetraponera nigra)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: Tetraponera atrata
Smith, F., 1852

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Tetraponera nigra.


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

  • atrata. Tetraponera atrata Smith, F. 1852: 44, 3 figs. (w.) INDIA. Junior synonym of nigra: Dalla Torre, 1893: 54; Emery, 1895k: 464.


  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 54, Junior synonym of nigra)
  • Emery, C. 1895m. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LXIII. Formiche di Birmania del Tenasserim e dei Monti Carin raccolte da L. Fea. Parte II. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 34[=(2(14): 450-483 (page 464, Junior synonym of nigra)
  • Smith, F. 1852. Descriptions of some hymenopterous insects captured in India, with notes on their economy, by Ezra T. Downes, Esq., who presented them to the Honourable the East India Company. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 2(9): 44-50 (page 44, 3 figs. queen described)