Fulakora papuana

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Fulakora papuana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Fulakora
Species: F. papuana
Binomial name
Fulakora papuana
(Taylor, 1979)

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Keys including this Species


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

  • papuana. Amblyopone papuana Taylor, 1979: 828, figs. 5-8 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 29 paratype worker, 1 paratype queen.
    • Type-locality: holotype Papua New Guinea: Morobe Dist., Bulolo, 15.ix.1970 (B.B. Lowery); paratypes: 28 workers, 1 queen with same data, 1 worker Papua New Guinea: Northern Dist., Kokoda, 44.v.1973 (P.M. Room).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC (holotype); ANIC, BMNH, BPBM, DASF, MCZC, MHNG, ZMUC (paratypes).
    • Combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19;
    • combination in Fulakora: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 62; Xu & Chu, 2012: 1183 (in key).
    • Distribution: Papua New Guinea.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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 http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Taylor R. W. 1978. Melanesian ants of the genus Amblyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 26: 823-839.
  • Xu Z.-H., and J. J. Chu. 2012. Four New Species of the Amblyoponine Ant Genus Amblyopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southwestern China with a Key to the Known Asian Species. Sociobiology 59(4): 1175-1196.