Tetraponera claveaui (Santschi)
Type location Senegal
(Sima Claveaui n. sp., Santschi, 1913c: 304, worker; in Tetraponera,
Wheeler, 1922: 797) collected by Claveau
worker only described (see
Bolton, 1995) .
Santschi's (1913c) description is at .
WORKER (my translation) - TL 3.4 mm; colour black,
appendages rust, mandibular teeth, apex of funiculus and most of legs
brownish. shiny, smooth, microscopically reticulated with sparse hair
pits. Anterior of head finely longitudinally striate. Head rectangular,
almost twice as long as wide, with parallel sides slightly narrowing
posteriorly, posterior border feebly concave. Eyes less than one-third
length of head, set about the mid-point (larger in liengmei);
no ocelli. Scape reaching mid-point of the eye; funiculus very short
and very thick, first segment as long as following four together.
Thorax narrower than the head, with all four sutures distinct and deep,
profile horizontal. Pronotum convex not bordered, distinctly longer
than wide. Mesonotum and metanotum subequal. Propodeum with dorsum
feebly raised, concave transversely, with a rounded angle into a short
declivity. Petiole node spherical in profile, pear-shaped from above
with the posterior wide. Postpetiole similar to the petiole but more
spherical in profile and dorsal views (latter is oval in penzigi).
Separable from liengmei and penzigi by its elongated
head and the postpetiole shape.