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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pteroponera
Bernard, 1950
Type species
Pteroponera sysphinctoides, now Ponera sysphinctoides

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Ponera.


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

  • PTEROPONERA [junior synonym of Ponera]
    • Pteroponera Bernard, 1950a: 3. Type-species: Pteroponera sysphinctoides, by monotypy.
    • Pteroponera junior synonym of Ponera: Brown, in Bolton, 1994: 164.


  • Bernard, F. 1950a [1946]. Notes sur les fourmis de France. II. Peuplement des montagnes méridionales. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 115: 1-36 (page 3, Pteroponera as genus)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 164, Pteroponera as junior synonym of Ponera)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 170, Pteroponera as junior synonym of Ponera)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 184, Pteroponera as junior synonym of Ponera (provisonal))