Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.81. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Genus: Brachyponera   Emery, 1900 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 18 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

Brachyponera Emery, 1900b PDF: 315 [as subgenus of Euponera]. Type-species: Brachyponera croceicornis, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Brachyponera also described as new by Emery, 1901b PDF: 43. Type-species not Ponera sennaarensis: unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1901b PDF: 43, repeated in Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 160; Emery, 1911e PDF: 84; Wheeler, 1922: 777; Donisthorpe, 1943g: 628; Wilson, 1958g PDF: 346; Bolton, 1973a PDF: 335; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 23.]
Brachyponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1911e PDF: 83; all subsequent authors.
Brachyponera as subgenus of Euponera: Emery, 1900b PDF: 315; Emery, 1909d PDF: 366; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 83; Arnold, 1915: 72; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237; Wheeler, 1922: 649; subsequent authors to the following.
Brachyponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Snelling, 1981: 389 [provisional]; Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 167.
Genus Brachyponera references
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 77 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 254 (brief male diagnosis); Richter et al., 2020 10.26049/ASP78-1-2020-06 PDF: 133 (cranial anatomy)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, North Korea, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen
    Europe: Russia
    Oceania: Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic

See something amiss? Send us an email.