Pristomyrmex pungens

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Pristomyrmex pungens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Pristomyrmex punctatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Pristomyrmex
Species: Pristomyrmex pungens
Mayr, 1866

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


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

  • pungens. Pristomyrmex pungens Mayr, 1866b: 904, pl. 20, fig. 13 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA. Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 114 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1954c: 131 (l.); Imai, 1966: 119 (k.). Senior synonym of japonicus: Viehmeyer, 1922: 207. See also: Itow, Kobayashi, et al. 1984: 87; Lin & Wu, 1998: 94. Junior synonym of punctatus: Wang, M. 2003: 410.


  • Imai, H. T. 1966b. The chromosome observation techniques of ants and the chromosomes of Formicinae and Myrmicinae. Acta Hymenopterol. 2: 119-131 (page 119, karyotype described)
  • Itow, T.; Kobayashi, K.; Kubota, M.; Ogata, K.; Imai, H. T.; Crozier, R. H. 1984. The reproductive cycle of the queenless ant Pristomyrmex pungens. Insectes Soc. 31: 87-102 (page 87, see also)
  • Lin, C. C.; Wu 1998. The ant tribe Myrmecinini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Taiwan. Chin. J. Entomol. 18: 83-100 (page 94, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1866b. Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 16: 885-908 (page 904, pl. 20, fig. 13 worker described)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1922. Neue Ameisen. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)88(7 7: 203-220 (page 207, Senior synonym of japonicus)
  • Wang, M. 2003. A Monographic Revision of the Ant Genus Pristomyrmex (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 157(6): 383-542 (page 410, Junior synonym of punctatus)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1954c. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Myrmecinini (Hymenoptera). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 56: 126-138 (page 131, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928d. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Japan and Korea. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 96-125 (page 114, male described)