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Species: Dinoponera gigantea   (Perty, 1833) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera gigantea Perty, 1833: 135, pl. 27, fig. 3 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Diller, 1990 PDF: 70). Primary type locality: lectotype Brazil: Rio Negro (“called Tucanquibura by locals”) (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: ZSBS Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 2 paralectotype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: ZSBS AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Diller, 1990 PDF: 70.
Combination in Dinoponera: Roger, 1861a PDF: 38
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, Peru
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


Very large ant.

Worker: 2-4cm

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Amazon Forest, 1 times found in Primary forest remnant, 1 times found in roadside edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in ground at large tree base disturbed margin primary forest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Cacaueiro.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times at light, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 35 - 500 meters, 318 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1907-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-01-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Ponera gigantea: zsmhym25181; paralectotype of Ponera gigantea: zsmhym25182, zsmhym25183

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