Dinoponera opaca

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Dinoponera opaca
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dinoponera quadriceps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Dinoponera
Species: Dinoponera opaca
Kempf, 1971

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


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

  • opaca. Dinoponera opaca Kempf, 1971: 379.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro (Goeldi).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [First available use of Dinoponera grandis st. mutica var. opaca Santschi, 1921g: 84 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro); unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Borgmeier, 1923: 102; Borgmeier, 1937b: 225.
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 97.
    • Junior synonym of quadriceps: Kempf, 1975c: 344; Brandão, 1991: 340; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Lenhart, et al. 2013: 149; Dias, A.M. & Lattke, 2021: 50.