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Genus: Euponera   Forel, 1891 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 25 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Euponera Forel, 1891c PDF: 126 [as subgenus of Ponera]. Type-species: Ponera sikorae, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Euponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Emery, 1911e PDF: 79 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Wheeler, 1915i PDF: 37; Arnold, 1915: 63; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237; Wheeler, 1922: 648; all subsequent authors.
Euponera as subgenus of Ponera: Forel, 1891c PDF: 126; Emery, 1895l PDF: 767.
Euponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 166.
Genus Euponera references
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 83 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 258 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Borneo, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Euponera nov. subgen.  Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 126, (download) 126 6734
Eubothroponera bicolor n. sp.  Clark, J., 1930, New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 43, pp. 2-25: 22-24, (download) 22-24 6104
Euponera   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 81, (download) 81 20597

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