DESCRIPTION: petiolar node with sharp anterior and posterior
margins in dorsal view, dorsum almost flat; head, thorax, petiole and
postpetiole coarsely punctate, this puncturation never confluent,
coarsest and most widely separated on the petiole dorsum; mandibles
TL ca 5.6 mm, HW 1.3, HL 1.4, CI 89, SL 0.9, SI 85, PW
Immediately separable from all described African Bothroponera by being about half the size of the
smallest of the related species.
Falls within the genus Bothroponera as re-described by Schmidt & Shattuck (2014), and their sulcata-group, lacking a stridulum on the gaster.
However, there is no obvious pale plandular patch on the posterior
surface of the metatibia (close to the spur) that they mention.
Etymology: Name derived from collection location.
Specimen deposited in the Oxford University Museum of