Hypoponera petiolata

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This taxon is considered species inquirenda by Bolton and Fisher, 2011.

Hypoponera petiolata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. petiolata
Binomial name
Hypoponera petiolata
(Bernard, 1953)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Ponera petiolataWorker. Specimen code casent0915489. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MNHN, Paris, France.


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

  • petiolata. Ponera petiolata Bernard, 1953b: 203, fig. 3 (w.) GUINEA. Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 216. Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Hypoponera: Bolton & Fisher, 2011: 112.



  • Bernard, F. 1953b [1952]. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 19: 165-270 (page 203, fig. 3 worker described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 216, Combination in Hypoponera)