Pseudoneoponera piliventris

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Pseudoneoponera piliventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pseudoneoponera
Species: P. piliventris
Binomial name
Pseudoneoponera piliventris
Smith, F., 1858

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -30.73333° to -34.973151°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Pachycondyla piliventrisWorker. Specimen code casent0902500. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • piliventris. Pachycondyla piliventris Smith, F. 1858b: 107 (w.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia).
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Adelaide, “N. Holl. Ent. Club, 44-12”.
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971c: 389 (l.).
    • Combination in Ponera (Pachycondyla): Roger, 1860: 287;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1863: 439;
    • combination in Bothroponera: Mayr, 1876: 87;
    • combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Emery, 1901a: 45;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308;
    • combination in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 135.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1860: 287; Mayr, 1863: 439; Mayr, 1876: 87; Mayr, 1886c: 359; Emery, 1887b: 442 (in key, footnote); Dalla Torre, 1893: 36; Emery, 1911d: 77; Stitz, 1911a: 355; Forel, 1915b: 21; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22; Taylor, 1987a: 9; Bolton, 1995b: 308.
    • Distribution: Australia.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus intermedia.

Type Material

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Two worker syntypes in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “N. Holl. Ent. Club 44-12.” Acc. Reg.: “1844 no. 12. Presented by the Entomological Club.” Smith gives “Australia (Adelaide)” as the type-locality.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery, C. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine)." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 5, no. 25 (1887): 427-473.