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Genus: Acanthoponera   Mayr, 1862 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 4 valid species

Acanthoponera Mayr, 1862 PDF: 732 [as subgenus of Ectatomma]. Type-species: Ponera mucronata, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 158. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Acanthoponera in Ponerinae, Ectatommini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Emery, 1911e PDF: 35; Forel, 1917 PDF: 236; Gallardo, 1918c PDF: 16; Wheeler, 1922: 643; all subsequent authors to the following.
Genus Acanthoponera references
Mayr, 1887 PDF: 540 (diagnosis); Emery, 1911e PDF: 35 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1923f PDF: 190 (all species key); Brown, 1958g PDF: 188 (review of genus & species); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 9 (catalogue); Kugler, 1991 PDF: 155 (sting structure); Bolton, 1995b: 53 (catalogue); Arias-Penna & Fernández, 2008 PDF: 111 (all species key); Boudinot, 2015 PDF: 51 (male identification); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 175 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



An Acanthoponera minor queen perches on a forest understory leaf. Young queens of this species forage for food outside the nest. Armenia, Belize.
Image copyright Alex Wild.

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Neotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela

Distribution Notes:

Restricted to the wet Neotropics.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acanthoponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 186, (download) 186 3374
Acanthoponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 187, (download) 187 3374
Acanthoponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 186, (download) 186 3374
Acanthoponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 179, (download) 179 3374
Acanthoponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 190-191, (download) 190-191 3374
Acanthoponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1923, Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera., Psyche 30, pp. 175-192: 179-180, (download) 179-180 3374
Acanthoponera   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 732, (download) 732 4445


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