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Genus: Megaponera   Mayr, 1862 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 1 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

Megaponera Mayr, 1862 PDF: 714 (diagnosis in key), 734. Type-species: Formica foetens, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Megaponera in Ponerinae: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 30; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 714 [Poneridae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 15 [Poneridae].
Megaponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l PDF: 767; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 67 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Arnold, 1915: 46; Wheeler, 1922: 647; all subsequent authors to the following.
Megaponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 166.
[Megaloponera Mayr, 1862: unjustified emendation of spelling by Schulz, 1906 PDF: 155; repeated by Roger, 1863b PDF: 17; Emery, 1877: 368; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 9; Forel, 1911h PDF: 274; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237.]
Genus Megaponera references
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 104 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 263 (brief male diagnosis)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Megaponera   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: 63-64, (download) 63-64 20597
Megaponera n. g.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 734, (download) 734 4445

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