Pseudoneoponera piliventris

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

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

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.

  • piliventris. Pachycondyla piliventris Smith, F. 1858b: 107 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971c: 389 (l.). Combination in Bothroponera: Mayr, 1876: 87; Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 22; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Bothroponera: Joma & Mackay, 2013: 2; in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 135. Current subspecies: nominal plus intermedia, regularis.

Type Material

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

Two worker syntypes in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “N. Holl. Ent. Club 44-12.” Acc. Reg.: “1844 no. 12. Presented by the Entomological Club.” Smith gives “Australia (Adelaide)” as the type-locality.

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)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 87, Combination in 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. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 107, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 22, Combination in Bothroponera)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971c. The larvae of the ant genus Bothroponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 73: 386-394 (page 389, larva described)