Pseudoneoponera porcata

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Pseudoneoponera porcata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pseudoneoponera
Species: P. porcata
Binomial name
Pseudoneoponera porcata
(Emery, 1897)

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Gamergate  



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -17.25° to -31.283°.

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

Pachycondyla porcata casent0903894 p 1 high.jpgPachycondyla porcata casent0903894 d 1 high.jpgPachycondyla porcata casent0903894 h 1 high.jpgPachycondyla porcata casent0903894 l 1 high.jpg
Syntype of Ponera porcataWorker. Specimen code casent0903894. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


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

  • porcata. Ponera (Bothroponera) porcata Emery, 1897d: 552 (footnote) (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales (no further data).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MSNG.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971c: 389 (l.).
    • Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Emery, 1901a: 45;
    • combination in Bothroponera: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308;
    • combination in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 135.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 77; Forel, 1915b: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22; Taylor, 1987a: 9; Bolton, 1995b: 308.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.