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Genus: Paraponera   Smith, 1858 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Taxon Page Images:

Paraponera clavata Misahaullí, Napo, Ecuador. These are some of the largest ants in the world and are reputed for having the most painful sting among insects.
Image © Alex Wild.


   Genus is native to: Neotropical bioregion (based on species list records).

Neotropical Region: Amazonas, Americas, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Cauca, Central America, Cibao Norte, Colombia, Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Caribe Sur, Costa Rica, Cusco, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Beni, French Guiana, Goiás, Gracias a Dios, Guanacaste, Guyana, Heredia, Honduras, Limón, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Meta, Napo, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Pará, Pastaza, Peru, Pichincha, Putumayo, Rondônia, Río San Juan, South America, Suriname, Venezuela

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Paraponera   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 730-731, (download) 730-731 4445
Paraponera   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 100, (download) 100 8127

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