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Species: Hypoponera creola   (Menozzi, 1931) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera creola Menozzi, 1931b PDF: 263, fig. 3 (w.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: 9 syntype workers. Type-localities: Costa Rica: San José (F.I. Tristan), and Costa Rica: La Palma (F.I. Tristan). Type-depositories: IEUB, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Hypoponera: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 121
Status as species: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 121; Bolton, 1995b: 214.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica. In Costa Rica known from San Jose, La Palma, and Carara.


Natural History:

This species is known from few collections: the syntypes, with no biological data, and two workers collected by P. S. Ward (collection number 7650), from 500m elevation in Carara Biological Reserve. The Ward specimens were from a Winkler sample of sifted litter from the forest floor.


Menozzi, C. 1931. Contribuzione alla conoscenza del "microgenton" di Costa Rica. III. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 25:259-274.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 30 m

Type specimens: syntype: jtl021916

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