Mesoponera elisae (Forel)
Type location Madagascar
(Ponera elisae nov. sp., Forel, 1891b: 221, illustrated, worker; in Euponera (Mesoponera) Emery, 1901a: 46; in Pachycondyla
Bolton, 1995: 305; new placement by Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110)
Elisae Forel, var. rotundata
n. var., Emery, 1895h: 20, worker; Arnold, 1915: 71, queen; as Euponera (Xiphopelta) elisae For.
stirps rotundata For.,
Santschi, 1937d: 217; senior synonym of Ponera (Xiphopelta) Arnoldi
n. sp., Forel, 1913a: 108, worker, from Zimbabwe, synonymy by
Wheeler, 1922: 776) - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915266
(Xiphopelta) Arnoldi v. Redbankensis
n. var., Forel, 1913a: 109, worker) from Zimbabwe - no images on Antweb (June 2014)
(Xiphopelta) elisae For. subsp. divaricata n., Emery, 1915g: 6,
illustrated, worker) from Eritrea (Ethiopia in Bolton, 1995, & Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110) - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915261
worker and queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .
(1891b) description is at . Forel's (1913a) description of arnoldi,
with what he defined as a new subgenus Xiphopelta, and redbankensis is at . Emery's (1915g)
description of divaricata is at . Arnold (1915: 71) gave a translation,
this is at . Emery (1895h) simply
noted that rotundata differed from the type in having a shorter
metanotum (propodeum) with a purely rounded profile.