Hypoponera elliptica

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Hypoponera elliptica
Hypoponera elliptica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. elliptica
Binomial name
Hypoponera elliptica
(Forel, 1900)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality), New Caledonia.

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • elliptica. Ponera truncata var. elliptica Forel, 1900b: 62 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Hypoponera: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 31. Subspecies of truncata: Emery, 1914f: 397. Raised to species: Wilson, 1958d: 345.

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Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1914f. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caled. A Zool. 1: 393-437 (page 397, Subspecies of truncata)
  • Forel, A. 1900b. Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J.-J. Walker, etc. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 54-77 (page 62, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 31, Combination in Hypoponera)
  • 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 345, Raised to species)