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Genus Tetraponera Smith, 1852

  • Tetraponera Smith, F. 1852. Descriptions of new species of 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. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 2 9: 44-50 [44] [redefined in Wheeler, W.M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo Expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39–269 pls 2–23 [10 Feb. 1922]].
    Type species:
     Ecition nigrum Jerdon, 1851 by subsequent designation, see Wheeler, W.M. 1911. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 21: 157-175 [17 Oct. 1911].
    Secondary source:
     Wheeler, W.M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo Expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269 pls 2-23 [10 Feb. 1922].

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

South Palaearctic, Ethiopian, Malagasy and Oriental Regions; New Guinea and east Melanesia in Australian Region.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gascoyne (GAS), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Gulf Plains (GUP), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL) ; NT, Qld, WA: Desert Uplands (DEU), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Gulf Coastal (GUC), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), NSW North Coast (NNC), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW)

Distribution References

  • Brown, W.L. jr 1973. 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. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press.

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
07-Aug-2012 25-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 18-Oct-2011 MODIFIED
25-May-2010 MODIFIED