Heteroponera inermis

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Heteroponera inermis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Heteroponerinae
Genus: Heteroponera
Species: H. inermis
Binomial name
Heteroponera inermis
(Emery, 1894)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • inermis. Ectatomma (Acanthoponera) dentinode var. inerme Emery, 1894c: 143 (q.) BRAZIL. Combination in Acanthoponera: Emery, 1911d: 36; in A. (Anacanthoponera): Wheeler, W.M. 1923e: 186; in Heteroponera: Brown, 1958g: 196. Raised to species: Brown, 1958g: 196. Senior synonym of schwebeli: Kempf, 1962a: 36.
  • schwebeli. Acanthoponera dolo var. schwebeli Luederwaldt, 1918: 54 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in A. (Anacanthoponera): Wheeler, W.M. 1923e: 188; in Heteroponera: Brown, 1958g: 196. Junior synonym of inermis: Kempf, 1962a: 36.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 196, Combination in Heteroponera, and raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 143, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 36, Combination in Acanthoponera)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1962a. Retoques à classificaça~o das formigas neotropicais do gênero Heteroponera Mayr (Hym., Formicidae). Pap. Avulsos Zool. (Sa~o Paulo) 15: 29-47 (page 36, Senior synonym of schwebeli)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1923f. Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera. Psyche (Camb.) 30: 175-192 (page 186, Combination in A. (Anacanthoponera))