Ponera woodwardi Taylor, 1967 valid
Ponera woodwardi Taylor, 1967a: 62, figs. 7, 55-58 (w.q.m.l.) SAMOA (Upolu I.). Oceania.
Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Samoa: Upolu, Afiamalu, 700 m., 10.iii.1962, acc. 253, ex rotten wood, disturbed rainforest (R.W. Taylor). Type-depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 63+ paratype workers, 2 paratype queens, 6 paratype males. Paratype-locality: 10 paratype workers, 6 paratype males with same data as holotype, 12 paratype workers with same data as holotype but acc. 254, acc. 259, 1 paratype queen Afiamalu, 30.vi.1940, beating (E.C. Zimmerman), 2 paratype workers Afiamalu, 10.iii.1962, acc. 254, soil under stone (R.W. Taylor), 3 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen Afiamalu, 6.i.1956 (T.E. Woodward); plus “numerous workers” Afiamalu, 16.iii.1962, acc. 584 (R.W. Taylor); plus numerous other paratype workers (numbers not stated) from berlesates (G. Ettershank; R.W. Taylor; T.E. Woodward). Paratype-depositories: AMNH, AMNZ, AMSC, ANIC, BMNH, BPBM, CASC, MCZC, MHNG, MNHN, MSNG, MVMA, NHMB, USNM, YPC.