Ponerites nitidus

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Ponerites nitidus
Temporal range: Burdigalian, Early Miocene Radoboj, Croatia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ponerites
Species: P. nitidus
Binomial name
Ponerites nitidus
(Heer, 1849)



This taxon was described from Radoboj, Croatia (Burdigalian, Early Miocene).



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

  • nitidus. †Ponera nitida Heer, 1849: 149, pl. 12, fig. 4 (q.) CROATIA (Miocene). [Also described as new by Heer, 1850: 149.] Combination in Poneropsis: Heer, 1867: 20; Taylor, 1964: 138; in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1867b: 57; in Dolichoderus: Handlirsch, 1907: 870; Shattuck, 1994: 59; in Ponerites: Dlussky & Putyatina, 2014: 271.