Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) worker. Primary type locality: South Africa: Cape of Good Hope (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: unknown (not in BMNH). Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) Ward, 2022: 54, says the type material is apparently lost.
- Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. PDF
- Ward, P. S. 2022. The ant genus Tetraponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Afrotropical region: taxonomic review and key to species. Zootaxa 5102 (1):1-70. 10.11646/zootaxa.5102.1.1 PDF