Tetraponera nasuta

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Tetraponera nasuta
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Tetraponera ophthalmica)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Tetraponera
Species: Tetraponera nasuta
Bernard, 1953

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


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

  • nasuta. Tetraponera nasuta Bernard, 1953b: 222, fig. 7 (q.) GUINEA. Terron, 1971: 74 (s.w.m.). Junior synonym of ophthalmica: Ward, 2006: 126.


  • Bernard, F. 1953b [1952]. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 19: 165-270 (page 222, fig. 7 queen described)
  • Terron, G. 1971. Description des castes de Tetraponera nasuta Bernard (Hym. Formicidae, Promyrmicinae). Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Féd. Cameroun 6: 73-84 (page 74, soldier, worker, male described)