Phrynoponera transversa Bolton & Fisher 2008

Barry Bolton and Brian Fisher have revised the African ponerine genus Phrynoponera, in a monograph appearing today in ZootaxaPhrynoponera are stout, heavily-armored predatory ants comprising a handful of poorly known species. Bolton and Fisher describe two new species, P. pulchella and P. transversa, to bring the tally of known species to five.

Source: Bolton, B. and B. F. Fisher. 2008. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Phrynoponera Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1892: 35-52.