Hypoponera pallidula

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Hypoponera pallidula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. pallidula
Binomial name
Hypoponera pallidula
(Emery, 1900)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Lord Howe Island.
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • pallidula. Ponera pallidula Emery, 1900c: 320, pl. 8, figs. 17, 18 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Mann, 1919: 295 (q.). Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 215. Senior synonym of fuscula: Wilson, 1958d: 332.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 215, Combination in Hypoponera)
  • Emery, C. 1900b. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Publicatio secunda. Természetr. Füz. 23: 310-338 (page 320, pl. 8, figs. 17, 18 worker described)
  • Mann, W. M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 273-391 (page 295, queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119: 303-371 (page 332, Senior synonym of fuscula)