Bolton & Fisher, 2011
Only known from a few collections, nothing is known about the biology of Hypoponera tristis.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
A member of the abeillei group. Very similar to Hypoponera segnis. See the nomenclature sections of segnis and Hypoponera dema for diagnostic characters.
Keys including this Species
Known from Rwanda and Uganda.
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 1.28° to -12.427°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Afrotropical Region: Rwanda (type locality), Uganda.
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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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.
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.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- tristis. Hypoponera tristis Bolton & Fisher, 2011: 110, figs. 124-126 (w.) RWANDA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
(holotype in parentheses). Measurements: HL 0.67–0.79 (0.79), HW 0.54–0.60 (0.59), HS 0.615–0.695 (0.690), SL 0.46–0.56 (0.55), PrW 0.42–0.46 (0.46), WL 0.95–1.08 (1.03), HFL 0.48–0.58 (0.58), PeNL 0.21–0.24 (0.22), PeH 0.44–0.49 (0.48), PeNW 0.34–0.38 (0.36), PeS 0.340–0.367 (0.353) (10 measured). Indices: CI 75–80 (75), SI 88–93 (93), PeNI 77–85 (78), LPeI 46–50 (46), DPeI 152–170 (164).
Answers the description of Hypoponera segnis in all respects except for relative size of petiole. In segnis the petiole node is absolutely and relatively shorter in profile, PeNL 0.17–0.20 and LPeI 35–43, and is distinctly broader in dorsal view, with DPeI 180–211.
Holotype worker (top specimen of three on pin), Rwanda: Kayove, 2100 m., 15.v.1973 (P. Werner) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève).
Paratypes. 8 workers with same data as holotype (MHNG, The Natural History Museum, California Academy of Sciences).
- Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2011. Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi. Zootaxa 2843: 1-118.
- Nsengimana, V., Hagenimana, T., Barakagwira, J., de Dieu Nsenganeza, J., Iradukunda, S. C., Majyambere, M., Kizungu, O. B., Nkundimana, A., Umutoni, D., Fabrice, R., Cyubahiro, B., Kouakou, L. M., Kolo, Y., Anale, J. S., Gómez, K., Dekoninck, W. 2023. Checklist of ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species from Nyungwe Tropical Rain Forest, south-western Rwanda. Journal of East African Natural History 111(2), 69-81 (doi:10.2982/028.111.0203).
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Bolton B. and B. L. Fisher. 2011. Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 2843: 1-118
- Bolton, B., and B. L. Fisher. "Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 2843 (2012): 1-118.