Prionopelta punctulata

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Prionopelta punctulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Prionopelta
Species: P. punctulata
Binomial name
Prionopelta punctulata
Mayr, 1866

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • punctulata. Prionopelta punctulata Mayr, 1866a: 505 (q.) BRAZIL. Mayr, 1887: 549 (w.); Forel, 1893g: 367 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952a: 120 (l.). Senior synonym of bruchi, mayri: Brown, 1960a: 178.
  • mayri. Prionopelta mayri Forel, 1909a: 239 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of punctulata: Brown, 1960a: 178.
  • bruchi. Prionopelta bruchi Santschi, 1923c: 245 (w.) ARGENTINA. Junior synonym of punctulata: Brown, 1960a: 178.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 178, Senior synonym of bruchi and mayri)
  • Forel, A. 1893j. Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent, récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1893: 333-418 (page 367, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1866a. Myrmecologische Beiträge. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 53: 484-517 (page 505, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 549, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1952a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae - Part I. Am. Midl. Nat. 48: 111-144 (page 120, larva described)