Ponera transversa Smith, 1857 an obsolete combination of Odontoponera transversa (Smith, 1857)
Ponera transversa Smith, 1857a: 68 (w.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya.
Primary type information: Type-material: 4 syntype workers. Type-locality: Singapore: “SINC. 55/9” (A.R. Wallace). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: 1) BMNH Accessions Register says of these specimens: “1855 no. 9. Singapore (Malacca). Purchased of Stevens. Collected by Mr Alfred Wallace.” 2) A worker in OXUM, labelled “Sing. 5,” has been indicated as type by Donisthorpe, 1932c: 448. This does not appear to belong to the same series as the BMNH specimens and is provisionally excluded from the syntype series.
- Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)10:441-476. PDF
- Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 2:42-88. PDF