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Species: Hypoponera eduardi   (Forel, 1894) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera eduardi Forel, 1894d PDF: 15 (w., ergatoid q.) ALGERIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895n: 61 (q.m.); Forel, 1904g PDF: 421 (ergatoid m.); [missing reference] Emery, 1909: 373 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1990a PDF: 458 (l.).
Combination in Hypoponera: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 12.
Subspecies of Hypoponera confinis: Emery, 1895n: 64.
Revived status as species: Forel, 1904g PDF: 421.
Senior synonym of Hypoponera antipodum: Brown, 1958h PDF: 23; of Hypoponera chilensis, Hypoponera dideroti: Bolton & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 47.

Taxon Page Images:

Hypoponera eduardi with mite on gaster. Welgemoed, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo and collection by Philip Herbst


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Macaronesia, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa
    Americas: Chile
    Europe: France, Greece, Italy, Spain
    Oceania: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Malagasy, Neotropical, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Palearctic bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Azores Islands, Canarian Islands, Morocco, Algeria, Spain, South France, Italy, Switzerland, former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Crimea, Caucasus


various habitats


first record in NZ; 1895 (Brown 1958)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Hypoponera eduardi   Espadaler, X., 2007, The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands)., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions., Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80, pp. 113-127: 117, (download) 117 21278
Hypoponera eduardi   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: 47-49, (download) 47-49 23490

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in coastal scrub, 5 times found in open Philippia thicket on rock, 11 times found in forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 6 times found in montane rainforest, 5 times found in littoral forest, 4 times found in roadside, 7 times found in non native forest, 4 times found in Urban garden in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 21 times Under stone, 11 times ex rotten log, 7 times ground forager(s), 5 times Nido bajo piedra, 2 times under rotten log, 2 times under coconut, 4 times NBP, 3 times leaf litter, 4 times ex rotten stick on ground, 3 times under rootmat, litter on rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30 times Hand, 3 times 2 Maxi Winks, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times Winkler, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times 2 Maxi Wink, 1 times MW sample transect, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 6 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1965 meters, 485 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera antipodum: casent0907299, casent0907300; syntype of Ponera dideroti: casent0907309; syntype of Ponera eduardi: casent0915868; syntype of Ponera opaciceps chilensis: casent0907331

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