Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) talpa (André)
Type location Sierra
Leone (Bothroponera talpa nov. sp., André, 1890: 316,
worker; Emery, 1899e: 473, queen; Santschi, 1914d: 314, queen; in Pachycondyla, Bolton, 1995: 310; status revived Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 76)
collected by Mocquerys - no images on Antweb (June 2014)
subspecies variolata (Pachycondyla
(Bothroponera) variolata n. sp., Santschi, 1912b:
151, worker) from Congo, collected by Zimmermann- no images on Antweb (June 2014)
synonym clavicornis (Psalidomyrmex clavicornis, Bernard,
1952: 209, illustrated, queen) from Guinea, Mt. Nimba - no images on Antweb (June 2014)
and queen described see Bolton, 1995) .
André's (1890) description is
at . Santschi's (1912b) description of variolata
is at .
Wheeler (1922) listed it from Guinea (Kakoulima,
F. Silvestri), Ghana (Aburi, F. Silvestri), Cameroun
and Congo areas.
briefly described a single queen, collected at Mt. Nimba, Guinea
(at Camp IV, 1000 m). TL 11.5, with illustration of the full-face head
(above right). Petiole and abdomen with strong pilosity and yellow
pubescence (Bernard, 1952). Bolton, 1975, noted the transference of
Bernard's "Psalidomyrmex clavicornis" to a synonym of talpa
by W.L. Brown, "in preparation" - which clearly indicated that Bolton
(1995) was wrong in asserting the synonymy was by Bolton (1975).
Oxford University Museum
B Taylor det.
|Amani NR, Zigi
Lodge, 2200 m
The photomontage is of a
worker from the Usambara Mts, Tanzania, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S
5°05' E 38°38';
2200 m; collector V. Grebennikov; 9-11.x.2002.
photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=sam-hym-c007964&shot=p1&project=.