Amblyopone hackeri

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

Amblyopone hackeri side view

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Specimen labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -21.14999962° to -33.88334°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.


Elevation Range

Occurrence at collecting sites during elevational surveys of rainforest in the Eungella region, Queensland, Australia (Burwell et al., 2020).
Species Elevation (m asl)
200 400 600 800 1000 1200
Amblyopone hackeri 20-30
Shading indicates the bands of elevation where species was recorded.
Numbers are the percentage of total samples containing this species.




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

  • hackeri. Amblyopone hackeri Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 22, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: 12 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Queensland, National Park (H. Hacker).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1960a: 168, 207; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 19; Taylor, 1987a: 6; Bolton, 1995b: 62.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Syntype workers from Lamington Nat. Park (as National Park), Queensland (5 workers in Museum of Comparative Zoology, location of 6 workers uncertain, 1 worker in Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 1 worker in National Museum of Natural History).

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 122: 143-230.