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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • 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.