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Species: Acanthoponera mucronata   (Roger, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera mucronata Roger, 1860 PDF: 299 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ectatomma (Acanthoponera): Mayr, 1862 PDF: 733; in Acanthoponera: Emery, 1911e PDF: 36.
Senior synonym of Acanthoponera goyana, Acanthoponera plaumanni, Acanthoponera wagneri: Brown, 1958g PDF: 194.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Caaguazú

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acanthoponera mucronata   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 189, (download) 189 3374
Acanthoponera mucronata   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 29, (download) 29 21367
Acanthoponera mucronata   Borgmeier, T., 1939, Nova contribuição para o conhecimento das formigas neotropicais (Hym. Formicidae)., Revista de Entomologia, São Paulo 10, pp. 403-428: 418, (download) 418 6484

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in dryforest, 1 times found in 2nd growth forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex soil, 1 times foraging ants.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times digging, 1 times 2100hr, 1 times Arboreal pitfall, 1 times Winkler of tree bark.

Elevations: collected from 600 - 890 meters, 771 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera mucronata: casent0915355; syntype of Acanthoponera mucronata wagneri: casent0915105; syntype of Ponera mucronata: casent0913592

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