Ponera pilosula Smith, 1858 an obsolete combination of Platythyrea pilosula (Smith, 1858)
Ponera pilosula Smith, 1858a: 95 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic.
Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers. Type-locality: Brazil: (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: A remounted worker in BMNH is labelled “type” and has a red disc. Apart from this the specimen has only a square of yellow paper and the label “Smith coll. Presented by Mrs Farren White.” A second worker, that has not been remounted, has the same labels but lacks the “type” disc, and has a white rectangular label “Frstrm.” Type-locality given by Smith is merely “Brazil.” This is absent from both specimens. It is perhaps best to regard both specimens as syntypes.
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