Ponera guineensis

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Ponera guineensis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Mesoponera caffraria)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: Ponera guineensis
André, 1890

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


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

  • guineensis. Ponera guineensis André, 1890: 318 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Combination in Euponera (Mesoponera): Santschi, 1935b: 258. Subspecies of caffraria: Santschi, 1935b: 258. Junior synonym of caffraria: Mayr, 1895: 125; Emery, 1911d: 81; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 775; Bolton, 1995b: 305.