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Species: Dinoponera grandis   (Guérin-Méneville, 1838) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Ponera grandis Guérin-Méneville, 1838 PDF: 206 (w.) BRAZIL (Minas Gerais). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) worker. Primary type locality: Brazil: Minas Gerais (“dans la province des Mines”). Primary type depository: MNHN. Type notes: 1) No indication of number of specimens is given. 2) Dias & Lattke, 2021 10.5852/ejt.2021.784.1603 PDF: 22, imply that a lectotype was designated by Diller, 1990 PDF: 70, but this designation refers only to Dinoponera gigantea (Perty, 1833), not to Dinoponera grandis (Guérin-Méneville, 1838). AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dinoponera: Roger, 1861a PDF: 38
[Note: all authors prior to Borgmeier, 1937b PDF: 225 give Dinoponera grandis as senior synonym, but Dinoponera gigantea has priority.]
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Dinoponera grandis   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 2, (download) 2 3994
Dinoponera grandis   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 730, (download) 730 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Floresta semi-decídua, 0 times found in Cerrado, 0 times found in Mata Ciliar, 1 times found in pastizal con suelo saturado.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Hypogaeic pitfall, 1 times Hand, 1 times Malaise.

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-01-27 00:00:00.0 and 2017-01-03 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype: mzsp65800, mzsp65801; type of Ponera grandis: focol0679

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