Myrmecia fulvipes

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • fulvipes. Myrmecia fulvipes Roger, 1861a: 36 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1943: 145 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 249 (l.); Imai, Crozier & Taylor, 1977: 345 (k.). Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia): Emery, 1911d: 21; in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 69; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 145; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j: 21. Senior synonym of femorata (and its junior synonym barbata): Brown, 1953j: 21. See also: Clark, 1951: 165.
  • femorata. Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia) piliventris var. femorata Santschi, 1928e: 466 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 252 (l.). Combination in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 70; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 142. Senior synonym of barbata: Clark, 1951: 158. Junior synonym of fulvipes: Brown, 1953j: 21.
  • barbata. Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) fulvipes subsp. barbata Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 71 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of femorata: Clark, 1951: 158.

Type Material

  • Myrmecia fulvipes: Holotype, worker, Australia, Australia, Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle.
  • Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia) piliventris femorata: Syntype, worker(s), Frankston (as Franktown), Victoria, Australia, The Natural History Museum.
  • Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) fulvipes barbata: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), Dorrigo, New South Wales; Belgrave (as Belgrade), Victoria, Australia.



  • 2n = 50 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • n = 30, 2n = 60 (Australia) (Imai et al., 1977).
  • 2n = 48 (Australia) (Meyne et al., 1995; Hirai et al., 1996).