Pseudoneoponera verecundae

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Pseudoneoponera verecundae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pseudoneoponera
Species: P. verecundae
Binomial name
Pseudoneoponera verecundae
(Donisthorpe, 1943)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).
Oriental Region: Nepal.

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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Holotype of Pachycondyla verecundaeMale (alate). Specimen code casent0902484. 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.

  • verecundae. Pseudoneoponera verecundae Donisthorpe, 1943d: 439 (m.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia: Waigeu I.).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya, Waigeu I., Camp Nok, 2500 ft, iv.1938 (L.E. Cheesman).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Wilson, 1958d: 362;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 311;
    • combination in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 135.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 77; Wilson, 1958d: 362; Bolton, 1995b: 311.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Irian Jaya).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1943. The Ants of Waigeu Island, North Dutch New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 11 (10): 433-475.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371.