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Genus: Streblognathus   Mayr, 1862 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid species

Streblognathus Mayr, 1862 PDF: 713 (diagnosis in key), 716. Type-species: Ponera aethiopica, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Streblognathus in Ponerinae: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 713 (in key) [Poneridae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 12 [Poneridae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 31.
Streblognathus in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 61 (subtribe Pachycondylini); Arnold, 1915: 41; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237; Wheeler, 1922: 646; all subsequent authors.
Genus Streblognathus references
Roger, 1863b PDF: 19 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 454 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 12 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 31 (catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 61 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1922: 763 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 164 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1053 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 395 (catalogue); Robertson, 2002B: 8 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 135 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 274 (brief male diagnosis)

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Afrotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: South Africa

Biology:

 

Both species of Streblognathus lack morphological queens. They belong to the minority of Ponerinae in which all workers are able to mate and store sperm. Young nestmate workers interact aggressively to establish a dominance hierarchy that regulates which individual becomes the single gamergate (=mated egglaying worker).

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Streblognathus   Robertson, H. G., 2002, Revision of the ant genus Streblognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)., Zootaxa 97, pp. 1-16: 1-2, (download) 1-2 20032
Streblognathus   Robertson, H. G., 2002, Revision of the ant genus Streblognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)., Zootaxa 97, pp. 1-16: 3-10, (download) 3-10 20032
Streblognathus n. g.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 716, (download) 716 4445


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