Parvaponera sheldoni

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Parvaponera sheldoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Parvaponera
Species: P. sheldoni
Binomial name
Parvaponera sheldoni
(Mann, 1919)



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -9.46° to -10.444°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Solomon Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • sheldoni. Euponera (Trachymesopus) sheldoni Mann, 1919: 292 (w.) SOLOMON IS (San Cristoval I.).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Solomon Is: San Cristoval I., Wainoni Bay, 1916 (W.M. Mann).
    • Type-depository: USNM.
    • Combination in Trachymesopus: Wilson, 1958d: 354;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309;
    • combination in Parvaponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 200.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 11; Wilson, 1958d: 354; Bolton, 1995b: 309; Sarnat, et al. 2013: 73.
    • Distribution: Solomon Is.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Mann William. 1916. The Ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 63(7): 273-391
  • Mann, W.M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology of Harvard College 63: 273-391
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.
  • Wheeler, William Morton.1935.Checklist of the Ants of Oceania.Occasional Papers 11(11): 3-56
  • 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