Anochetus punctiventris oceanicus

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Anochetus punctiventris oceanicus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Anochetus graeffei)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: Anochetus punctiventris oceanicus
Emery, 1897

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Anochetus graeffei.


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

  • oceanicus. Anochetus punctiventris subsp. oceanicus Emery, 1897c: 597 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Emery, 1914f: 400 (q.m.). Junior synonym of graeffei: Wilson, 1959a: 507.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 65, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1897c. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Természetr. Füz. 20: 571-599 (page 597, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1914f. Les fourmis de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. Nova Caled. A Zool. 1: 393-437 (page 400, queen, male described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120: 483-510 (page 507, junior synonym of graeffei)