Pseudoneoponera regularis

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Pseudoneoponera regularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pseudoneoponera
Species: P. regularis
Binomial name
Pseudoneoponera regularis
(Forel, 1907)

A large, impressive ant that forages for prey on the ground surface. (Heterick 2009)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) – A broad distribution within more inland parts of the SWBP, WA.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • regularis. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) piliventris subsp. regularis Forel, 1907h: 271 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308.
    • Combination in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 135.
    • Subspecies of piliventris: Emery, 1911d: 77; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22; Bolton, 1995b: 308.
    • Status as species: Heterick, 2009: 134.

Type Material

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)
  • Forel, A. 1907j. Formicidae. In: Michaelsen, W., Hartmeyer, R. (eds.) Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Band I, Lieferung 7. Jena: Gustav Fischer, pp. 263-310. (page 271, worker described)
  • Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. PDF
  • 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)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 22, Combination in Bothroponera)