Pseudoneoponera oculata

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Pseudoneoponera oculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pseudoneoponera
Species: P. oculata
Binomial name
Pseudoneoponera oculata
(Smith, F., 1858)

Pachycondyla oculata casent0172433 dorsal 1.jpg

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • oculata. Ponera oculata Smith, F. 1858b: 93 (m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 135.

Type Material

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

Ponera oculata

Two male syntypes in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Macintyre Riv. 51/36.” Acc. Reg.: 1851 no. 36. Hunter River and Macintyre River. Purchased from Mr Ker.”

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 308, 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. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 93, male described)