Ponera grandis

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Ponera grandis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dinoponera gigantea)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Dinoponera
Species: Ponera grandis
Guérin-Méneville, 1838

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dinoponera gigantea.


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

  • grandis. Ponera grandis Guérin-Méneville, 1838: 206 (w.) BRAZIL. Emery, 1911a: 219 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986a: 387 (l.). Combination in Dinoponera: Roger, 1861a: 38. Junior synonym of gigantea: Roger, 1861a: 38; Kempf, 1971: 371. See also: Haskins & Zahl, 1971: 1.