Mesoponera melanaria macra

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Mesoponera melanaria macra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. melanaria
Subspecies: M. melanaria macra
Trinomial name
Mesoponera melanaria macra
(Emery, 1894)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Seychelles (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Mesoponera melanaria_macra for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • macra. Ponera melanaria var. macra Emery, 1894a: 68 (w.) SEYCHELLES IS. Combination in Euponera (Mesoponera): Emery, 1901a: 46; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 111.

Description

References

  • 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 307, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1894b. Mission scientifique de M. Ch. Alluaud aux îles Séchelles (mars, avril, mai 1892). 2e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 63: 67-72 (page 68, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 46, Combination in Euponera (Mesoponera))
  • 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)