Amblyopone aberrans

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Amblyopone aberrans
Amblyopone aberrans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Amblyopone
Species: A. aberrans
Binomial name
Amblyopone aberrans
Wheeler, W.M., 1927

Amblyopone aberrans side view

Amblyopone aberrans top view

Specimen labels

Described from Mundaring, just east of Perth, but this is another Amblyopone that seems to have become increasingly rare with urbanisation, and there are no specimens in the Curtin University Ant Collection.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -31.9° to -31.9°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • aberrans. Amblyopone aberrans Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 26, fig. 8 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Type-material: 3 syntype workers, 1 syntype queen, 2 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Western Australia, Mundaring (J. Clark).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1960a: 167, 207; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 19; Taylor, 1987a: 6; Bolton, 1995b: 61; Heterick, 2009: 132.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Syntype workers from Mundaring, Western Australia (2 workers and 2 males in Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1 worker in Museum Victoria, Melbourne).

Type Material

Description

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