Ponera inversa Smith, 1858 an obsolete combination of Neoponera inversa (Smith, 1858)
Ponera inversa Smith, 1858a: 96 (w.) ECUADOR. Neotropic.
Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Fernandes et al., 2014: 149). Type-locality: Ecuador (“South America”): Napo, “51/70”. Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: One of the two original syntypes (now the lectotype), was labelled as “type” of Neoponera inversa, and fits the original description; the second matches the note on “var.” given by Smith, and was identified as Neoponera villosa by MacKay & MacKay, 2010: 409.