Megaponera Mayr, 1862 valid feminine
Megaponera Mayr, 1862: 714 (diagnosis in key), 734 Type-species: Formica foetens (unidentifiable), by monotypy.
  • Megaponera in Ponerinae: Dalla Torre, 1893: 30; Mayr, 1862: 714 [Poneridae]; Mayr, 1865: 15 [Poneridae].
  • Megaponera in Pachycondylinae, Ectatommini: Ashmead, 1905c: 382.
  • Megaponera in Ponerinae, Ponerini: Emery, 1895l: 767; Wheeler, 1910a: 135; Emery, 1911e: 67 [subtribe Pachycondylini]; Arnold, 1915: 46; Wheeler, 1922: 647; all subsequent authors to the following.
  • Megaponera as junior synonym of Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1994: 164; Bolton, 2003: 166.
  • [Megaloponera Roger, 1863b: 17, incorrect subsequent spelling; misspelling repeated by several authors, for example Emery, 1877: 368; Forel, 1917: 237.].
  • Megaponera revived from synonymy: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 104.
Genus Megaponera references

Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 104 (diagnosis, synoptic description, distribution, ecology and behavior, phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations); Cantone, 2017: 263 (brief male diagnosis)

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Extant: 1 valid species, 5 valid subspecies

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