The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera brevis (Santschi)

Hypoponera brevis (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Benin (Ponera brevis nov. sp., Santschi, 1921c: 113, illustrated, worker) collected at Porto Novo, by Le Moult
worker only described (new combination in Hypoponera, in Bolton, 1995).
Note: Bernard (1952) felt the original description was too vague for it be listed in his key .

Bolton & Fisher (2011: 87) place it as a junior synonym of Hypoponera punctatissima.

{Hypoponera brevis}Santcshi's (1921c) description is on {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.25 mm; eye with one facet; propodeum declivity bordered; yellowish red-brown, appendages yellow-brown may be synonymous with natalensis

2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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