Many of the Dorylinae species that occur in the SWBP are rare, being represented in the Curtin University ant collection by one or a few specimens. Most frequently, stray workers have been collected by hand or in pitfall traps. They also appear to have been adversely affected by urbanization in the greater Perth area. Lioponera punctatissimus, described from specimens collected from Mundaring, near Perth, is only represented in the Curtin Collection by one specimen from Mt. Edith, in the Pilbara District (Eremaean Botanical Province). (Heterick 2009)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- punctatissimus. Phyracaces punctatissima Clark, 1924a: 84, fig. 8 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
- Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23.
- Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
- Status as species: Brown, 1975: 23, 66; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 27; Bolton, 1995b: 144; Heterick, 2009: 128.
- Syntype, 3 wokers, Mundaring, Western Australia, Australia, Australian Museum.
- Syntype, 5 workers, Mundaring, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Syntype, 7 workers, 1 queen, Mundaring, Western Australia, Australia, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
- Syntype, worker, queen, Mundaring, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Syntype, 6 workers, Mundaring, Western Australia, Australia, Western Australian Museum.
- Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 23, combination in Cerapachys)
- Clark, J. 1924a . Australian Formicidae. J. Proc. R. Soc. West. Aust. 9: 72-89 (page 84, fig. 8 worker, queen described)
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. PDF