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Genus: Neoponera   Emery, 1901 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 58 valid species

Neoponera Emery, 1901b PDF: 43. Type-species: Formica villosa, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Neoponera in Pachycondylinae, Pachycondylini: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 382.
Neoponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 135; Emery, 1911e PDF: 70 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Forel, 1917 PDF: 237; Wheeler, 1922: 648; all subsequent authors.
Neoponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1973b PDF: 183 [provisional]; Snelling, 1981: 389; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 11; Brown, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 168.
Genus Neoponera references
Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1 PDF: 145 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 265 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Guerrero, 2019 PDF: 530 (Colombia species key); Troya & Lattke, 2022 10.1163/1876312X-bja10034 PDF: 1 (Neoponera laevigata species-group revision), 11 (worker- and queen-based key to Neoponera species-groups), 18 (Neoponera laevigata species-group differential diagnosis), 20 (Neoponera laevigata species-group species key (workers, queens)), 22 (Neoponera laevigata species-group species key (males)), 23 (Neoponera laevigata species-group description)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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