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 Great Britain (Oligocene).




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • 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)