Mesoponera manni

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Mesoponera manni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. manni
Binomial name
Mesoponera manni
(Viehmeyer, 1924)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea, Solomon Islands (type locality).
Oriental Region: India.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • manni. Euponera (Mesoponera) melanaria subsp. manni Viehmeyer, 1924a: 228 (w.) SOLOMON IS (San Cristoval I., Isabel I.).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: Solomon Is: San Cristoval I., Wai-ai (W.M. Mann), and Isabel I., Fulakora (W.M. Mann).
    • [Note: taxon based on papuana Viehmeyer, sensu Mann, 1919: 290.]
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Combination in Mesoponera: Wilson, 1958d: 349;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307;
    • combination in Mesoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 111.
    • Status as species: Wilson, 1958d: 349; Bolton, 1995b: 307; Sarnat, et al. 2013: 73; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 52.
    • Senior synonym of robiginosa: Wilson, 1958d: 349; Bolton, 1995b: 307.
    • Distribution: India, Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Is.
  • robiginosa. Euponera (Mesoponera) robiginosa Donisthorpe, 1941c: 131 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya (“Dutch New Guinea”), Cyclops Mts, Sabron, 2000 ft, vi.1936, no. 221, in dead leaves (L.E. Cheesman).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • [Misspelled as rubiginosa by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 65.]
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 65.
    • Junior synonym of manni: Wilson, 1958d: 349; Bolton, 1995b: 308.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Donisthorpe H. 1941. Descriptions of new species of ants from New Guinea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)7: 129-144.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144