Pachycondyla unicolor

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Pachycondyla unicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pachycondyla
Species: P. unicolor
Binomial name
Pachycondyla unicolor
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Specimen Labels

Schmith & Shattuck (2014), during their revision of the subfamily Ponerinae, were unable to determine the proper generic placement of this taxon. They left it assigned to Pachycondyla but noted that this placement is undoubtedly incorrect. Exact placement will require detailed examination of relevant material of this taxa.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Pachycondyla unicolor 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.

  • unicolor. Ponera unicolor Smith, F. 1860a: 73 (m.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 458.

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

Ponera unicolor

Holotype male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Mak.” (= Makassar, Sulawesi) and with a Donisthorpe type-label. Gastral apex of holotype is missing. There is a second male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, from Tondano (Sulawesi), apparently of the same species and complete.

Description

References

  • 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 458, Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera))
  • 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)
  • Smith, F. 1860a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 57-93 (page 73, male described)