Ponerites crawleyi

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Ponerites crawleyi
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponerites
Species: P. crawleyi
Binomial name
Ponerites crawleyi
(Donisthorpe, 1920)



This taxon was described from Bembridge Marls, Isle of Wight, UK (Priabonian, Late Eocene).



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

  • crawleyi. †Euponera (Mesoponera) crawleyi Donisthorpe, 1920: 85, pl. 5, fig. 3 (q.) GREAT BRITAIN (Oligocene). Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 304; in Ponerites: Dlussky & Perfilieva, 2014: 93.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 304, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1920b. British Oligocene ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(6): 81-94 (page 85, pl. 5, fig. 3 queen described)