The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera cammerunensis (Santschi)

Hypoponera cammerunensis (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} 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) .

Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}. Bolton & Fisher's re-description can be found in

{Hypoponera cammerunensis} 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: 34).

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).

{Hypoponera cammerunensis}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Hypoponera cammerunensis
B Taylor det.

Y Braet
Gabon 148

00°34' N
09°19' E
Riverine leaf litter; 72 h winkler funnel

{Hypoponera cammerunensis}The photomontage is of a specimen from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 148) [gaster missing]. Appears to be a closer match to the type worker than the example shown below.

{Hypoponera cammerunensis} The photomontage is from Bolton & Fisher (2011) and is also on

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