Myopias mayri

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Myopias mayri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myopias
Species: M. mayri
Binomial name
Myopias mayri
(Donisthorpe, 1932)

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Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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

  • nitida. Ponera nitida Smith, F. 1861b: 45 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). [Junior primary homonym of †Ponera nitida Heer, 1849: 149 (now in Dolichoderus).] Replacement name: Trapeziopelta mayri Donisthorpe, 1932c: 468. Combination in Bradyponera: Mayr, 1886c: 362.
  • mayri. Trapeziopelta mayri Donisthorpe, 1932c: 468. Replacement name for Ponera nitida Smith, F. 1861b: 45. [Junior primary homonym of †Ponera nitida Heer, 1849: 149.] Combination in Myopias: Bolton, 1995b: 269.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera nitida

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi), and with a Donisthorpe type-label.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 269, Combination in Myopias)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 468, Replacement name for Ponera nitida)
  • Heer, O. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Heuschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflüger, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, vi + 264 pp. (page 149, primary homonym)
  • Smith, F. 1861b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 36-48 (page 45, [Junior primary homonym of *Ponera nitida Heer, 1850: 149.])