Brachyponera croceicornis

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Brachyponera croceicornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Brachyponera
Species: B. croceicornis
Binomial name
Brachyponera croceicornis
(Emery, 1900)

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Specimen labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality), Philippines, Solomon Islands.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • croceicornis. Euponera (Brachyponera) luteipes var. croceicornis Emery, 1900c: 315 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in Brachyponera: Wilson, 1958d: 347; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 304; in Brachyponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 80. Raised to species: Wilson, 1958d: 347. Senior synonym of bicolor, inops: Wilson, 1958d: 347.
  • inops. Euponera (Brachyponera) luteipes subsp. inops Forel, 1910b: 17 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of croceicornis: Wilson, 1958d: 347.
  • bicolor. Ponera bicolor Donisthorpe, 1949b: 492 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of bicolor Guérin-Méneville, above.] Junior synonym of croceicornis: Wilson, 1958d: 347.

Type Material

  • Euponera (Brachyponera) luteipes croceicornis Emery, 1900: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), New Guinea, museum unknown (prob. MCSN (Genoa) or HNHM (Budapest)).
  • Euponera (Brachyponera) luteipes inops Forel, 1910: Syntype, worker(s), Kuranda near Cairns, Queensland, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 304, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1900b. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Publicatio secunda. Természetr. Füz. 23: 310-338 (page 315, worker, queen described)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119: 303-371 (page 347, Combination in Brachyponera, Raised to species, and senior synonym of bicolor and inops)