Pachycondyla vidua

AntWiki - Where Ant Biologists Share Their Knowledge
Jump to: navigation, search
Pachycondyla vidua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pachycondyla
Species: P. vidua
Binomial name
Pachycondyla vidua
(Smith, F., 1857)

Pachycondyla vidua casent0901367 p 1 high.jpg

Pachycondyla vidua casent0901367 d 1 high.jpg

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: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on specimens

Loading map...

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

  • vidua. Ponera vidua Smith, F. 1857a: 68 (m.) BORNEO. Combination in Pachycondyla: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 448.

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

Ponera vidua

Holotype male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History (gaster missing). Labelled “SAR” (= Sarawak) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.

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 448, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • 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. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 68, male described)