Anochetus variegatus

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Anochetus variegatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. variegatus
Binomial name
Anochetus variegatus
Donisthorpe, 1938

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -3.324166667° to -6.14°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.





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

  • variegatus. Anochetus cato var. variegatus Donisthorpe, 1938d: 597 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia).
    • Type-material: 4 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya (“Dutch New Guinea”), Mt Nemo, S of Mt Bougainville, 600-1500 ft, ii.1936 (L.E. Cheesman).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Subspecies of cato: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 39.
    • Status as species: Wilson, 1959a: 509; Brown, 1978c: 559; Bolton, 1995b: 66.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Irian Jaya).



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1938d. New species and varieties of ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(1): 593-599 (page 597, worker 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 509, raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown Jr., W.L. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini, Subtribe Odontomachiti, Section B. Genus Anochetus and Bibliography. Studia Entomologia 20(1-4): 549-XXX
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Snelling R. R. 2000. Ants of the Wapoga river area, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. In Mack, Andrew L. and Leeanne E. Alonso (eds.). 2000. A Biological Assessment of the Wapoga River Area of Northwestern Irian Jaya, Indonesia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 14, Conservation International, Washington, DC.
  • Wilson E. O. 1959. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120: 483-510.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144