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Species: Ponera ruficornis   Spinola, 1851 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera ruficornis Spinola, 1851b: 53 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Spinola, 1853: 96.].
[Emery, 1893j PDF: 2 notes that the specimen is head and prothorax of Dolichoderus sp., rest of body is Platythyrea sp.].
See also: Brown, 1975 PDF: 9.
, who refers the name to Platythyrea.
This compound specimen is probably best regarded as an unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Ponera.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1

58. Ponera ruficornisHNS.

Ponera ruficornis, Spin.HNS Mem. Accad. Torino, xiii. 69.51 (1853).

Hab. Brazil (Para).

This species is about the same size as the Ponera contractaHNS of Europe, which it also closely resembles.

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