Ponerites nitidus

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Ponerites nitidus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene
Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponerites
Species: P. nitidus
Binomial name
Ponerites nitidus
(Heer, 1849)

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Croatia (Miocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nitidus. †Ponera nitida Heer, 1849: 149, pl. 12, fig. 4 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 149.] Combination in Poneropsis: Heer, 1867: 20; Taylor, 1964: 138; in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1867b: 57; in Dolichoderus: Handlirsch, 1907: 870; Shattuck, 1994: 59; in Ponerites: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 271.

Description

References

  • Dlussky, G.M. & Putyatina, T.S. 2014. Early Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Radoboj, Croatia. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 272, 237-285.
  • Handlirsch, A. 1907. Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen. Lieferung 6. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pp. 801-960. (page 870, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • 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, pl. 12, fig. 4 queen described)
  • Heer, O. 1867. Fossile Hymenopteren aus Oeningen und Radoboj. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 22(4 4: 1-42 (page 20, Combination in Poneropsis)
  • Mayr, G. 1867b. Vorläufige Studien über die Radoboj-Formiciden, in der Sammlung der k. k. geologischen Reichsanstalt. Jahrb. K-K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 17: 47-62 (page 57, Combination in Hypoclinea)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 59, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1964. Taxonomy and parataxonomy of some fossil ants (Hymenoptera-Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 71: 134-141 (page 138, Combination in Poneropsis)