Amblyopone longidens

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Amblyopone longidens
Amblyopone longidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Amblyopone
Species: A. longidens
Binomial name
Amblyopone longidens
Forel, 1910

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • longidens. Amblyopone ferruginea var. longidens Forel, 1910b: 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 446 (l.). Junior synonym of ferruginea: Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 20. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Brown, 1952i: 266. See also: Brown, 1960a: 207.

Syntype workers from Bombala, New South Wales (4 in Museum Victoria, Melbourne).

Type Material

  • Amblyopone ferruginea longidens Forel, 1910: Syntype, 4 workers, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 62, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1952l. The status of some Australian Amblyopone species (Hym.: Formicidae). Entomol. News 63: 265-267 PDF (page 266, Revived from synonymy and raised to species)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1960a. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230 (page 207, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 1, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page 446, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927c. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29 (page 20, Junior synonym of ferruginea)