Hypoponera intermedia (Bernard)
Type location Guinea
(Ponera (Hypoponera) intermedia n. sp., Bernard, 1952: 206,
from Mt. Nimba, Mount Tô, station B 1.30, ravine 1, collected by
Lamotte; holotype worker only described (new combination in Hypoponera,
Bolton, 1995) .
(1952) description is at .
WORKER (after Bernard, 1952) - TL 2.8 mm; colour uniform
yellow, shiny, funiculus darker; densely covered with fine
puncturations, pilosity feeble. Head elongated, sides relatively
straight and parallel, eyeless; vertex near rectilinear. Clypeus longer
than coeca, with strong carina, rounded anteriorly; mandibles
similar to coeca, with 4-5 large teeth, following 8-9
denticles, a little puncturated. Anterior suture of propodeum not
visible even in profile. Propodeum short, declivity a little longer
than the dorsum, concave and with marked borders (as in abyssinica
group). Petiole scale 3 times higher than wide, apex rounded.
Seen by Bernard (1952) as intermediate in form between
slender brown abyssinica group and the decoloured coeca
group, latter also with a more rounded and shorter epinotum.
Bolton & Fisher (2011: 78) place it as a junior
synonym of Hypoponera
occidentalis, noting the specimen is "teneral" worker.