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Genus: Pseudoponera   Emery, 1900 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 6 valid species

Pseudoponera Emery, 1900b PDF: 314 [as subgenus of Pachycondyla]. Type-species: Ponera quadridentata, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Pseudoponera also described as new by Emery, 1901b PDF: 42. Type-species not Ponera amblyops, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1901b PDF: 42; repeated in Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 171, Wheeler, 1922: 779; Donisthorpe, 1943h: 723.].
Pseudoponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1911e PDF: 86 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 238; all subsequent authors.
Pseudoponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1973b PDF: 184 [provisional]; Snelling, 1981: 389; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 11; Brown, in Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 167.
Pseudoponera revived from synonymy: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 205.
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 205 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 273 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique
    Americas: Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania

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