Arnoldius scissor was described by Crawley (1922) based on two queens. The peculiar character of the queen mandible (with its reduced dentition and sharp, curved, concave inner edge) strongly supports the notion that the queen is a social parasite. The queens were collected from a colony of Iridomyrmex innocens, and Crawley was of the opinion that this species was parasitic on I. innocens. (Heterick, 2009)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- scissor. Bothriomyrmex scissor Crawley, 1922c: 29, fig. 16 (q.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
- Combination in B. (Chronoxenus): Kutter, 1968b: 206;
- combination in Arnoldius: Heterick, 2009: 44 (in text); Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 166.
- Status as species: Kutter, 1968b: 205; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 92; Taylor, 1987a: 9; Shattuck, 1994: 36; Bolton, 1995b: 81.
- Holotype, queen, Murray River, Western Australia, Australia, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
- Paratype, 1 queen, Murray River, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Crawley, W. C. 1922e. New ants from Australia (concluded from vol. ix. p. 449). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(10): 16-36.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009a. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206.
- Heterick, B.E. & Shattuck, S.O. 2011. Revision of the ant genus Iridomyrmex. Zootaxa 284*Heterick, B.E. 2021. A guide to the ants of Western Australia. Part I: Systematics. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 86, 1-245 (doi:10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245).