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Genus: Belonopelta   Mayr, 1870 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid species

Belonopelta Mayr, 1870a PDF: 394. Type-species: Belonopelta attenuata, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Belonopelta in Pachycondylinae, Pachycondylini: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 382.
Belonopelta in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Forel, 1895b PDF: 116; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 87 [subtribe Ponerini]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; Wheeler, 1922: 649; all subsequent authors.
Genus Belonopelta references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 43 (catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 87 (diagnosis, catalogue); Wheeler, 1935d PDF: 9 (all species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 37 (catalogue); Baroni Urbani, 1975b PDF: 298 (all species key); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 330 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 80 (catalogue); Bolton, 2003 PDF: 160 (synopsis); Fernández, 2008A PDF: 137 (all species key); Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 138 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations).

Distribution:

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

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua


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