Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.54.9. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Mesoponera papuana   (Viehmeyer, 1914) 

Download Data

See Also:

Mesoponera papuana_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Euponera (Mesoponera) papuana Viehmeyer, 1914d PDF: 608 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Papua New Guinea (“Deutsch Neuguinea”): Wareo (no collector’s name). Type-depository: MNHU. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 308.
Status as species: Mann, 1919 PDF: 290 (redescription); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 64; Wilson, 1958g PDF: 350; Bolton, 1995b: 308; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 73.
Senior synonym of Mesoponera pulchella: Wilson, 1958g PDF: 350; Bolton, 1995b: 308.
Senior synonym of Mesoponera viehmeyeri: Wilson, 1958g PDF: 350; Bolton, 1995b: 308.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1067 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1936-03-01 and 1944-08-01

Type specimens: Holotype of Euponera pulchella: casent0902488; paratype of Euponera viehmeyeri: casent0902487; syntype of Euponera viehmeyeri: castype06957; type of Euponera (Mesoponera) melanaria var. papuana: focol0964

See something amiss? Send us an email.