Mesoponera manni

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Mesoponera manni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. manni
Binomial name
Mesoponera manni
(Viehmeyer, 1924)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea, Solomon Islands (type locality).
Oriental Region: India.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • manni. Euponera (Mesoponera) melanaria subsp. manni Viehmeyer, 1924a: 228 (w.) SOLOMON IS. Combination in Mesoponera: Wilson, 1958d: 349; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110. Raised to species: Wilson, 1958d: 349. Senior synonym of robiginosa: Wilson, 1958d: 349.
  • robiginosa. Euponera (Mesoponera) robiginosa Donisthorpe, 1941c: 131 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of manni: Wilson, 1958d: 349.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 307, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1924b. Formiciden der australischen Faunenregion. Entomol. Mitt. 13: 219-229 (page 228, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1958g. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 119: 303-371 (page 349, Combination in Mesoponera, Raised to species, and senior synonym of robiginosa)