Dinoponera australis nigricolor

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Dinoponera australis nigricolor
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dinoponera grandis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Dinoponera
Species: Dinoponera australis nigricolor
Borgmeier, 1937

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dinoponera grandis.


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

  • nigricolor. Dinoponera australis subsp. nigricolor Borgmeier, 1937b: 228, figs. 5, 6, 8 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL (Goiás).
    • Type-material: lectotype male (by designation of Kempf, 1971: 387), 6+ paralectotype workers, 1 paralectotype “ergatoid queen”.
    • [Note: Kempf, 1971: 387, points out that the “ergatoid queen” is in fact a mermithergate.]
    • Type-locality: lectotype Brazil: Goyaz (= Goiás), Campinas, 5.v.1933, at light (P.J.S. Schwarzmaier); paralectotypes: 6 workers, 1 “ergatoid” Brazil: Goyaz (= Goiás), Campinas, 6.ii.1936 (R. Spitz), and “several workers from the same locality (Campinas), taken at different times” (P.J.S. Schwarzmaier).]
    • Type-depository: MZSP.
    • Subspecies of australis: Kempf, 1971: 387; Kempf, 1972a: 97; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Lenhart, et al. 2013: 135.
    • Junior synonym of grandis: Dias, A.M. & Lattke, 2021: 22.