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Fulakora minima
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Fulakora)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Paraprionopelta
Kusnezov, 1955
Type species
Paraprionopelta minima, now Fulakora minima

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Fulakora minima

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Specimen Label

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


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

  • PARAPRIONOPELTA [junior synonym of Fulakora]
    • Paraprionopelta Kusnezov, 1955: 270. Type-species: Paraprionopelta minima, by monotypy.
    • Paraprionopelta junior synonym of Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.


  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 164, Paraprionopelta in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 312, Paraprionopelta in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 156, Paraprionopelta in Amblyoponinae, Amblyoponini; incertae sedis in Amblyoponini)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 181, Paraprionopelta incertae sedis in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • 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. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, viii + 350 pp. (page 183, Paraprionopelta provisional junior synonym of Amblyopone)
  • Jaffe, K. 1993. El mundo de las hormigas. Baruta, Venezuela: Equinoccio (Ediciones de la Universidad Simón Bolívar), 188 pp. (page 7, Paraprionopelta in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 181, Paraprionopelta in Ponerinae, Amblyoponini)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1955b. Zwei neue Ameisengattungen aus Tucuman (Argentinien). Zool. Anz. 154: 268-277 (page 270, Paraprionopelta as genus)
  • Ward, P.S. & Fisher, B.L. 2016. Tales of dracula ants: the evolutionary history of the ant subfamily Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 41, 683–693 (doi:10.1111/syen.12186).
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1985b. A simplified conspectus of the Formicidae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 111: 255-264 (page 259, Paraprionopelta incertae sedis in Formicidae (incomprehensible entry))