Ponera ratardorum

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Ponera ratardorum
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Ponera incerta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponera
Species: Ponera ratardorum
Wilson, 1957

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

Nomenclature

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

  • ratardorum. Ponera ratardorum Wilson, 1957b: 369, figs. 1, 2 (w.) NEW GUINEA (New Britain). Junior synonym of incerta: Taylor, 1967a: 80.

References

  • Taylor, R. W. 1967a. A monographic revision of the ant genus Ponera Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 13: 1-112 (page 80, Junior synonym of incerta)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1957b. The tenuis and selenophora groups of the ant genus Ponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 116: 355-386 (page 369, figs. 1, 2 worker described)