oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The genus Terataner Emery (Formicidae)

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



This genus was erected by Emery (1912) to include seven species, of which six had been originally descriptionbed as belonging to the genus Atopomyrmex E.Andre. Recently I received two specimens of an ant from Dr. J. C. Faure, collected at Marieps, E. Transvaal, which appeared to have some of the characters of both Terataner and Atopula, and therefore led me to examine more closely the characters of those genera as set forth by Emery in the Genera Insectorum (1922). The conclusion arrived at is that Terataner bottegoi Em. and the new species transvaalensis descriptionbed be!ow should be placed in a new subgenus Tranetera.

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