Odontomachus kuroiwae

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Odontomachus kuroiwae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. kuroiwae
Binomial name
Odontomachus kuroiwae
(Matsumura, 1912)


A member of the Odontomachus rixosus group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





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

  • kuroiwae. Myrtoteras kuroiwae Matsumura, 1912: 192, pl. 54, fig. 1 (w.) JAPAN (Okinawa I.).
    • Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Yoshimura, Onoyama & Ogata, 2007: 93), 1 paralectotype worker.
    • Type-locality: lectotype Japan: Okinawa, Ryukyu Is., 25.x.1907, no. 425 (K. Kuroiwa); paralectotype with same data.
    • Type-depository: SEHU.
    • Yoshimura, Onoyama & Ogata, 2007: 98 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Myrmoteras: Matsumura & Uchida, 1926: 51;
    • combination in Odontomachus: Crieghton, 1939: 40.
    • Junior synonym of formosae: Teranishi, 1940: 61.
    • Junior synonym of monticola: Brown, 1976a: 105; Onoyama, 1980: 196; Bolton, 1995b: 295; Imai, et al. 2003: 212.
    • Status as species: Matsumura & Uchida, 1926: 51; Yoshimura, Onoyama & Ogata, 2007: 93 (redescription).
    • Distribution: Japan.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Creighton W. S. 1939. A generic reallocation for Myrmoteras kuroiwae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 47: 39-40.
  • Terayama M., S. Kubota, and K. Eguchi. 2014. Encyclopedia of Japanese ants. Asakura Shoten: Tokyo, 278 pp.
  • Yamane S. 2016. How many species of Ants in Amami Islands? (in Japanese). Part 2, chapter 1 in How many species of Ants in Amami Islands? Pp. 92-132.
  • Yoshimura M.; Onoyama, K.; Ogata, K. 2007. The ants of the genus Odontomachus (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Japan. Species Diversity 12:89-112.