Hypoponera tristis Bolton & Fisher, Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011

Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 110

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Hypoponera tristis Bolton & Fisher
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Hypoponera tristis Bolton & Fisher  HNS  sp. n.

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WORKER (holotype in parentheses). Measurements: HL 0.67 – 0.79 (0.79), HW 0.54 – 0.60 (0.59), HS 0.615 – 0.695 (0.690), SL 0.46 – 0.56 (0.55), PrW 0.42 – 0.46 (0.46), WL 0.95 – 1.08 (1.03), HFL 0.48 – 0.58 (0.58), PeNL 0.21 – 0.24 (0.22), PeH 0.44 – 0.49 (0.48), PeNW 0.34 – 0.38 (0.36), PeS 0.340 – 0.367 (0.353) (10 measured). Indices: CI 75 – 80 (75), SI 88 – 93 (93), PeNI 77 – 85 (78), LPeI 46 – 50 (46), DPeI 152 – 170 (164).

Answers the description of segnis  HNS  in all respects except for relative size of petiole. In segnis  HNS  the petiole node is absolutely and relatively shorter in profile, PeNL 0.17 – 0.20 and LPeI 35 – 43, and is distinctly broader in dorsal view, with DPeI 180 – 211.

Holotype worker (top specimen of three on pin), Rwanda: Kayove, 2100 m., 15.v.1973 (P. W e r n e r ) (MHNG). Paratypes. 8 workers with same data as holotype (MHNG, BMNH, CASC). See comment under segnis  HNS  and notes under dema  HNS  .

Non-paratypic material examined. Uganda: Kibale For. Res. (M.R. Orr); Kalinzu N.P., Musanga For. (M. Kiyono); Kalinzu For., Bushenyi Distr. (S. Yamane). Rwanda: Kayove (P . W e r n e r ); Rangiro (P . W e r n e r ).