Dinoponera australis

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Dinoponera australis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dinoponera grandis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Dinoponera
Species: Dinoponera australis
Emery, 1901

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Specimen Label

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dinoponera grandis.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • australis. Dinoponera grandis subsp. australis Emery, 1901a: 48 (w.) BRAZIL (São Paulo), ARGENTINA (Misiones), PARAGUAY.
    • Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Borgmeier, 1937b: 227 (in text)).
    • Type-locality: lectotype Brazil: São Paulo, Avanhandava (no collector’s name) (by restriction of Borgmeier, 1937b: 227).
    • [Note: Lenhart, et al. 2013: 135, record 5 syntypes from the type-locality; other original syntypes are from Argentina: Misiones, 1881 (Berg), Misiones, Giabibiri, iii.1884 (G. Bove), and Paraguay: Rio Apa (Balzan).]
    • Type-depositories: MZSP (lectotype); MSNG (paralectotypes).
    • Santschi, 1921g: 85 (m.); Borgmeier, 1937b: 228 (q.).
    • Subspecies of grandis: Forel, 1907e: 1; Forel, 1909a: 266; Emery, 1911d: 63; Santschi, 1912e: 521; Bruch, 1914: 214; Gallardo, 1918b: 51 (redscription); Santschi, 1921g: 85; Borgmeier, 1923: 63; Santschi, 1929a: 416.
    • Status as species: Borgmeier, 1937b: 227; Kempf, 1971: 382 (redescription); Kempf, 1972a: 96; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 2; Brandão, 1991: 340; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Wild, 2007b: 39; Lenhart, et al. 2013: 135 (redescription); Feitosa, 2015c: 98; Guénard & Economo, 2015: 228; Escárraga, et al. 2017: 134 (in key).
    • Junior synonym of grandis: Dias, A.M. & Lattke, 2021: 22.