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Genus: Paraponera   Smith, 1858 

Classification:

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.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Neotropical

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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