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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.
Lioponera as junior synonym of Cerapachys: Brown, 1975 PDF: 19; all subsequent authors.
Revived status as genus: Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 156
Genus Lioponera references:
Borowiec, 2016 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427 PDF: 156 (worker, male diagnosis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 135 (brief male diagnosis); Ramage et al., 2019 10.5852/ejt.2019.589 PDF: 8 (New Caledonia 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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