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Species: Neoponera commutata   (Roger, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera commutata Roger, 1860 PDF: 311 (w.) SOUTH AMERICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1936e PDF: 170 (q.); Borgmeier, 1959a PDF: 313 (m.).
Combination in Pachycondyla: Emery, 1890b: 72; in Neoponera: Emery, 1901b PDF: 47; in Termitopone (Syntermitopone): Wheeler, 1936e PDF: 169; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 304; in Neoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 151.
[Emery, 1892c PDF: 163, suggests that this name may be synonymous with Formica ovata Reich, 1793 PDF: 132 but the latter is unidentifiable to genus: Bolton, 1995b: 304 (see under Formica).].
See also: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 257.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Plateau, 1 times found in successional vegetation, crops and pasture, 1 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in Cerrado, 1 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times strays, 1 times raiding column w termites, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times ground forager.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 1 times Manual sampling, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times search, 1 times epigaeic pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 85 - 1000 meters, 386 meters average

Type specimens:

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