Aphaenogaster dromedaria

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Aphaenogaster dromedaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. dromedaria
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster dromedaria
(Emery, 1900)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.

  • dromedaria. Ischnomyrmex dromedarius Emery, 1900c: 322, pl. 8, figs. 23, 24 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Donisthorpe, 1938b: 32 (m.). Combination in Aphaenogaster: Viehmeyer, 1914d: 601; in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Emery, 1915d: 71; in Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma): Emery, 1921f: 66. Senior synonym of fusca, nigra: Smith, M.R. 1961b: 219.
  • fusca. Ischnomyrmex dromedarius var. fusca Emery, 1900c: 322 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma): Emery, 1921f: 66. Junior synonym of dromedaria: Smith, M.R. 1961b: 219.
  • nigra. Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma) dromedarius var. nigra Donisthorpe, 1938b: 31 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Aphaenogaster nigra André, 1883b: 355, above.] Junior synonym of dromedaria: Smith, M.R. 1961b: 219.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 69, catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1938b. Some ants of the subgenus Planimyrma Viehmeyer of the genus Aphaenogaster Mayr. Entomol. Mon. Mag. 74: 30-32 (page 32, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1900b. Formicidarum species novae vel minus cognitae in collectione Musaei Nationalis Hungarici quas in Nova-Guinea, colonia germanica, collegit L. Biró. Publicatio secunda. Természetr. Füz. 23: 310-338 (page 322, pl. 8, figs. 23, 24 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1915k. Definizione del genere Aphaenogaster e partizione di esso in sottogeneri. Parapheidole e Novomessor nn. gg. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 19: 67-75 (page 71, combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma))
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 66, combination in Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma))
  • Smith, M. R. 1961b. A study of New Guinea ants of the genus Aphaenogaster Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 213-238 (page 219, senior synonym of fusca and nigra)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1914d. Mayr's Gattung Ischnomyrmex (Hym.) nebst Beschreibung einiger neuer Arten aus anderen Gattungen. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 37: 601-612 (page 601, combination in Aphaenogaster)