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Genus: Brachyponera   Emery, 1900 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Americas: United States
    Asia: China, Christmas Island, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
    Oceania: Australia, Palau, Papua New Guinea
  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

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