Myopias mayri

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Myopias mayri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myopias
Species: M. mayri
Binomial name
Myopias mayri
(Donisthorpe, 1932)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • nitida. Ponera nitida Smith, F. 1861b: 45 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). [Junior primary homonym of †Ponera nitida Heer, 1849: 149 (now in Dolichoderus).] Replacement name: Trapeziopelta mayri Donisthorpe, 1932c: 468. Combination in Bradyponera: Mayr, 1886c: 362.
  • mayri. Trapeziopelta mayri Donisthorpe, 1932c: 468. Replacement name for Ponera nitida Smith, F. 1861b: 45. [Junior primary homonym of †Ponera nitida Heer, 1849: 149.] Combination in Myopias: Bolton, 1995b: 269.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera nitida

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi), and with a Donisthorpe type-label.



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
  • Emery C. 1901. Formiciden von Celebes. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 14:565-580.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.