The Ants of Africa
SUBFAMILY PONERINAE - Genus Feroponera
Contents - Ponerinae - PONERINAE Introduction

Genus Feroponera Bolton & Fisher, 2008: 26

In Tribe PONERINI

Diagnostic Features - Mandibles subtriangular, short and stout, with 5 teeth; the apical tooth much the largest, curved and acute so that the mandibles cross when closed. Anterior clypeal margin on each side with a broadly triangular tooth projecting over the base of the closed mandibles. Palp formula 2,3.

Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2008c. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1929, 1-37 - weblink - http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/z01929p037f.pdf [10 Nov. 2008]

Monotypic, the single species being Feroponera ferox from Cameroun.

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