Chelaner smithii

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Chelaner smithii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Chelaner
Species: C. smithii
Binomial name
Chelaner smithii
(Forel, 1892)

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -34.16° to -43.9°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Zealand (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • smithii. Monomorium smithii Forel, 1892c: 342 (w.q.m.) NEW ZEALAND.
    • Combination in M. (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 170.
    • Combination in Monomorium: Taylor, 1987b: 5.
    • Combination in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966: 97; Sparks et al., 2019: 233.
    • See also: Brown, 1958h: 34.

Syntype worker from Ashburton, New Zealand, W.W. Smith, MCZ Cotype 22851 (New Zealand Arthropod Collection, reported by Berry, 1991).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown WL. 1958. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterologica 1.1: 1-50.
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterologica 1:1-50.
  • Cumber RA. Distributional and biological notes on sixteen North Island species of Formicidae. 10-14.
  • Cumber, R. A. 1959. Distributional and biological notes on sixteen North Island species of Formicidae (Hymenoptera). New Zealand Entomologist 2(4):10-14.
  • Cumber, R.A. 1959. Distributional and biological notes on sixteen North Island species of Formicidae (Hymenoptera)
  • Don AW. Ants from the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand. 1994. New Zealand Entomologist 17:22-29.
  • Don, A. W. 1994. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 17:22-29.
  • Early J. W. 1995. Insects of the Aldermen Islands. Tane 35: 1-14.
  • Ettershank G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171.
  • Forel A. 1905. A revision of the species of the Formicidae (ants) of New Zealand. Trans. Proc. N. Z. Inst. 37: 353-355.
  • Sparks K. S., A. N. Andersen, and A. D. Austin. 2019. A multi-gene phylogeny of Australian Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) results in reinterpretation of the genus and resurrection of Chelaner Emery. Invertebrate Systematics 33: 225-236.
  • Ward D. 2005. Changes to the classification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The Weta 30: 16-18.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.
  • Wheeler WM. 1927. Ants of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 62.4: 120-153.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153
  • Wilson EO, Taylor RW. 1967. The ants of Polynesia. Pacific Insects Monograph 14:1-109.