Poneropsis

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Poneropsis
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Poneropsis
Heer, 1867
Type species
Ponera fuliginosa, now Liometopum imhoffii

Dlussky-&-Putyatina 2014-42Liometopum-imhoffii.jpg

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Liometopum.

Nomenclature

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

  • PONEROPSIS [junior synonym of Liometopum]
    • Poneropsis Heer, 1867: 19. Type-species: †Ponera fuliginosa (junior synonym of †Formica imhoffii), by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 171.
    • Poneropsis junior synonym of Liometopum: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 245.

References

  • Dlussky, G.M. & Putyatina, T.S. 2014. Early Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Radoboj, Croatia. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 272, 237-285.
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 164, Poneropsis in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 363, Poneropsis in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 172, Poneropsis in Ponerinae, Ponerini; incertae sedis in Ponerinae)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 52, Poneropsis incertae sedis in Ponerinae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 685, Poneropsis in Ponerinae, Ponerini)
  • Handlirsch, A. 1907. Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen. Lieferung 6. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pp. 801-960. (page 880, Poneropsis in Ponerinae)
  • Heer, O. 1867. Fossile Hymenopteren aus Oeningen und Radoboj. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 22(4 4: 1-42 (page 19, Poneropsis as genus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1911g. A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 21: 157-175 (page 171, Type-species: Ponera fuliginosa, by subsequent designation)