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Species: Neoponera carbonaria   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera carbonaria Smith, 1858a PDF: 97 (w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Ecuador: “South America”, Quito, “79/22” (no collector’s name). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 228, designate a lectotype and a paralectotype based on material in NHMW, but the sole original specimen appears to be the single worker in BMNH (= holotype). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Mesoponera: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 141.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 358; Brown, 1995a: 303.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


J. Longino, 17 Apr 2018: Mackay and Mackay (2010) reported this species from Nicaragua. This was based on a misidentified specimen of Neoponera aenescens. The species is unlikely to occur in Nicaragua.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Andean cloud forest, mountain tropical forest, 1 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in tropical cloud forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 1500 - 2690 meters, 2244 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1883-12-31 and 2010-04-24

Type specimens: Holotype of Pachycondyla carbonaria: casent0902517; Lectotype of Euponera atrovirens splendida: casent0907277; Lectotype of Ponera carbonaria: casent0915655

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