Hypoponera cammerunensis (Santschi)
Type location Cameroun (Ponera
Abeillei Er. André, var. cammerunensis nov. var., Santschi,
1914d: 321, worker) from Victoria, collector F. Silvestri, in 1913, 3
workers; worker only described (in Hypoponera and raised to
species by Taylor, 1967; see Bolton, 1995) .
Nigeria specimens (Taylor, 1976: 21). WORKER.
TL 1.99 mm, HL 0.47, HW 0.39, SL 0.34, PW 0.28
Colour yellow-brown, shiny with relatively dense pilosity. Eyes absent.
Occasionally collected at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi
Ayunre, from soil in crevices of a cocoa tree (with H. lea),
also nests in dead wood on the ground. Specimens deposited in BMNH.
Inexplicably not listed by Bolton & Fisher (2011:
Probably this species, as Hypoponera near
camerunensis, also found in Ghana in open ground under Lantana
tangle; and from leaf litter and nesting in dead wood
on the ground under cocoa at the Mampong Cemetery farm (Room, 1971).