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Genus: Lioponera   Mayr, 1879 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 76 valid species

Lioponera Mayr, 1879 PDF: 666. Type-species: Lioponera longitarsus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lioponera as subgenus of Cerapachys: Forel, 1892o PDF: 244 (in key).
Genus Lioponera catalogues
Emery, 1911e PDF: 11; Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 163 (species checklist); Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 302 (Afrotropical, Malagasy checklist).
Genus Lioponera references
Brady et al., 2014 10.1186/1471-2148-14-93 PDF: 4 (phylogeny); Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 156 (diagnosis); Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 300 (diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 135 (brief male diagnosis); Ramage et al., 2019 10.5852/ejt.2019.589 PDF: 8 (New Caledonia species key); Heterick, 2021 10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245 PDF: 56 (Western Australia species key).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mayotte, Mozambique, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
    Oceania: Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Palearctic

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