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Species: Dinoponera gigantea   (Perty, 1833) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera gigantea Perty, 1833: 135, pl. 27, fig. 3 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Kempf, 1971 PDF: 372 (m.).
Combination in Dinoponera: Roger, 1861a PDF: 38.
Senior synonym of Dinoponera grandis: Roger, 1861a PDF: 38; Kempf, 1971 PDF: 371.


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


Very large ant.

Worker: 2-4cm

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Amazon Forest, 1 times found in Primary forest remnant, 1 times found in roadside edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in ground at large tree base disturbed margin primary forest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Cacaueiro.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times at light, 0 times Baited pitfall, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 35 - 500 meters, 143 meters average

Type specimens: type of Ponera grandis: focol0679

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