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Genus: Neoponera   Emery, 1901 


Current Valid Name:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 58 valid species

Fossil: 1 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, Dominican Republic, 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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