Myrmecia forceps

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Myrmecia forceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. forceps
Binomial name
Myrmecia forceps
Roger, 1861

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Myrmecia forceps has been collected rarely in WA, mainly from the wheatbelt. (Heterick 2009)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • forceps. Myrmecia forceps Roger, 1861a: 34 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1951: 25 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 248 (l.). Senior synonym of obscuriceps: Clark, 1951: 24; of singularis: Brown, 1953j: 7.
  • obscuriceps. Myrmecia forceps var. obscuriceps Viehmeyer, 1924a: 222 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of forceps: Clark, 1951: 24.
  • singularis. Myrmecia singularis Clark, 1951: 26, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of forceps: Brown, 1953j: 7.

Type Material

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1953. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35.
  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206. 
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1924. Formiciden der australischen Faunenregion. Entomologische Mitteilungen. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 219-229.