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Genus: Heteroponera   Mayr, 1887 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 27 valid species

Heteroponera Mayr, 1887 PDF: 532. Type-species: Heteroponera carinifrons, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Heteroponera in Ponerinae, Ectatommini: Emery, 1911e PDF: 35; Forel, 1917 PDF: 236; all subsequent authors to the following.
Heteroponera as genus: Brown, 1952h PDF: 70; Kusnezov, 1956a PDF: 13; Brown, 1958g PDF: 194; all subsequent authors.
Heteroponera as senior synonym of Anacanthoponera: Brown, 1952k PDF: 70; Brown, 1958g PDF: 194.
Heteroponera as senior synonym of Paranomopone: Brown, 1957k PDF: 112; Brown, 1958g PDF: 194.
Genus Heteroponera references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 43 (catalogue); Emery, 1911e PDF: 35 (diagnosis, catalogue as part of Acanthoponera); Wheeler, 1923f PDF: 190 (all species key as part of Acanthoponera); Brown, 1958g PDF: 194, 196 (review of genus, Australia-New Zealand species key, New World species key); Brown, 1958h PDF: 17 (New Zealand species); Kempf, 1962a PDF: 31 (Neotropical species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 117 (Neotropical catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 30 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 28 (Australia, New Zealand checklist); Fernández, 1993: 250 (Colombia species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 212 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 186 (Australia synopsis); Arias-Penna & Fernández, 2008 PDF: 113 (Neotropical species key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 142 (south-western Australia species key); Taylor, 2011 PDF: 118 (Australia groups and Heteroponera leae group species key); Taylor, 2015b 10.11646/zootaxa.3947.2.1 PDF: 151 (Australasian Heteroponera relicta group revision, species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 176 (brief male diagnosis); Feitosa & Prada-Achiardi, 2019 PDF: 676 (Colombia species key); Camacho et al., 2022 10.1093/isd/ixab026 PDF: 14 (female diagnosis).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay
    Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Neotropical

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