Mesoponera melanaria

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Mesoponera melanaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. melanaria
Binomial name
Mesoponera melanaria
(Emery, 1893)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Seychelles.
Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality), Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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Nomenclature

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

  • melanaria. Ponera melanaria Emery, 1893g: 260 (footnote) (w.) SRI LANKA. Bingham, 1903: 100 (q.); Donisthorpe, 1942d: 450 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971b: 1206 (l.). Combination in Euponera (Mesoponera): Emery, 1900d: 668; in Mesoponera: Bingham, 1903: 100; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 111. Current subspecies: nominal plus macra.

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