Pseudoneoponera regularis

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Pseudoneoponera regularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Pseudoneoponera
Species: P. regularis
Binomial name
Pseudoneoponera regularis
(Forel, 1907)

A large, impressive ant that forages for prey on the ground surface. (Heterick 2009)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) – A broad distribution within more inland parts of the SWBP, WA.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.5045° to -31.4°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • regularis. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) piliventris subsp. regularis Forel, 1907h: 271 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: Western Australia, Tamala, Stat. 70, 1905 (Michaelsen & Hartmeyer).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG.
    • Combination in Bothroponera: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308;
    • combination in Pseudoneoponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 135.
    • Subspecies of piliventris: Emery, 1911d: 77; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 22; Taylor, 1987a: 9; Bolton, 1995b: 308.
    • Status as species: Heterick, 2009: 134.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

Description

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