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Genus: Paraparatrechina   Donisthorpe, 1947 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 38 valid species, 4 valid subspecies

Paraparatrechina Donisthorpe, 1947e PDF: 192 [as subgenus of Paratrechina]. Type-species: Paratrechina pallida, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Paraparatrechina catalogues
Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 353 (Afrotropical, Malagasy checklist).
Genus Paraparatrechina references
LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 128 (diagnosis, status, synopsis); LaPolla et al., 2010 PDF: 3 (Afrotropical and Malagasy species revision, key); LaPolla & Fisher, 2014a PDF: 141 (Afrotropical and Malagasy species key), 150 (Paraparatrechina weissi species-group revision); Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 352 (diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 167 (brief male diagnosis); Heterick, 2021 10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245 PDF: 129 (Western Australia species key). [Note: prior to 2010 Paraparatrechina references are included under Paratrechina.]

Taxon Page Images:

Paraparatrechina. Kibale forest, Uganda.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
    Asia: Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Guam, Lord Howe Island, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania, Palearctic

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