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Latest revision as of 09:04, 16 December 2019

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tranetera
Arnold, 1952
Type species
Atopomyrmex bottegoi, now Terataner bottegoi

Terataner bottegoi casent0102227 profile 1.jpg

Terataner bottegoi casent0102227 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Terataner.


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

  • TRANETERA [junior synonym of Terataner]
    • Tranetera Arnold, 1952b: 130 [as subgenus of Terataner]. Type-species: Atopomyrmex bottegoi, by original designation.
    • Tranetera junior synonym of Terataner: Bolton, 1981b: 288.


  • Arnold, G. 1952b. The genus Terataner Emery (Formicidae). J. Entomol. Soc. South. Afr. 15: 129-131 (page 130, Tranetera as subgenus of Terataner)
  • Bolton, B. 1981b. A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 43: 245-307 (page 288, Tranetera junior synonym of Terataner )
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 253, Tranetera junior synonym of Terataner )
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 185, Tranetera junior synonym of Terataner (provisional))