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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Genus: Renea
Donisthorpe, 1947
Type species
Renea testacea (junior synonym of Prionopelta nominata)

Prionopelta majuscula casent0100378 profile 1.jpg

Prionopelta majuscula casent0100378 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

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


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

  • RENEA [junior synonym of Prionopelta]
    • Renea Donisthorpe, 1947d: 183. Type-species: Renea testacea (junior synonym of Prionopelta nominata), by original designation.
    • Renea junior synonym of Prionopelta: Brown, 1953c: 11.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 156, Renea as junior synonym of Prionopelta)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953c. Characters and synonymies among the genera of ants. Part I. Breviora 11: 1-13 (page 11, Renea as junior synonym of Prionopelta)
  • Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327 (page 77, Renea as genus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1947e. Some new ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(14): 183-197 (page 183, Renea as genus)