Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Brachyponera sennaarensis   (Mayr, 1862) 

Download Data

See Also:

Brachyponera sennaarensis decolor, Brachyponera sennaarensis ruginota

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Ponera sennaarensis Mayr, 1862 PDF: 721 (w.) SUDAN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera): Emery, 1901b PDF: 47; in Brachyponera: Wheeler & Wheeler, 1971b PDF: 1207; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309; in Brachyponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 81.
Senior synonym of Pachycondyla sorghi: Wheeler, 1922: 777; Menozzi, 1930b PDF: 80.
See also: Arnold, 1915: 73.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical bioregion

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in Cultives, 3 times found in roadside desert 7pm, 9 times found in Savannah, 7 times found in Savannah For., 1 times found in Rocky brush along wash, 2 times found in date farm, 4 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in forest edge, 4 times found in Gallery For., 1 times found in acacia woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ground forager(s), 3 times on the ground, 1 times sitting under palm tree, 1 times ground nest, 1 times under stone, 2 times Sandy terr., 2 times on tree, 1 times Nest und. stone, 1 times For. in aband. term., 1 times Und.veg.on road border, 1 times Und. stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 42 times Hand, 6 times Pitfall trap, 7 times Hand collected, 3 times search, 1 times light trap, 5 times Pitfall, 2 times water traps, 3 times Winkler, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 26 150m, 1 times baited pitfall, 1 times Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 15 - 2163 meters, 488 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pachycondyla sennaarensis: casent0902474; syntype of Ponera sennaarensis: casent0915669; type of Euponera (Brachyponera) sennaarensis var. gibbonota: focol0971; type of Euponera (Brachyponera) sennaarensis var. recticephala: focol0972, focol0973, focol0974; type of Ponera sorghi: focol0975

See something amiss? Send us an email.