Mesoponera Emery, 1900 valid feminine
Mesoponera Emery, 1900: 668 [as subgenus of Euponera] Type-species: Ponera melanaria (obsolete combination of Mesoponera melanaria), by monotypy.
  • [Mesoponera also described as new by Emery, 1901b: 43. Type-species not Ponera caffraria, unjustified subsequent designation by Emery, 1901b: 43, repeated by Emery, 1911e: 81, Wheeler, 1911g: 167, Wheeler, 1922: 775, Donisthorpe, 1943g: 661, Wilson, 1958g: 349; Kempf, 1972b: 141, Bolton, 1973a: 338; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 35.].
  • Mesoponera in Pachycondylinae, Pachycondylini: Ashmead, 1905c: 382.
  • Mesoponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1911e: 80; all subsequent authors.
  • Mesoponera as subgenus of Euponera: Emery, 1900: 668; Wheeler, 1910a: 135; Emery, 1911e: 80; Arnold, 1915: 64; Forel, 1917: 237; Gallardo, 1918c: 65; Wheeler, 1922: 649; Borgmeier, 1923: 71; Donisthorpe, 1943g: 661; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 64; Bernard, 1953b: 190.
  • Mesoponera as genus: Bingham, 1903: 99; Ashmead, 1905c: 382; Wilson, 1958g: 349; Kempf, 1972b: 141; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 34; Taylor, 1987a: 39; Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 78.
  • Mesoponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, 1973b: 182 [provisional]; Snelling, 1981: 389; Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 11; Brown, in Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003: 167.
  • Mesoponera revived from synonymy: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014, 2014: 107.
Junior synonyms
Obsolete classifications

Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 107 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017: 264 (brief male diagnosis)

Citations

Extant: 20 valid species, 7 valid subspecies

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