Odontomachus opaculus

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Odontomachus saevissimus group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -3.324166667° to -8.297778°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes


Nomenclature

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

  • opaculus. Odontomachus imperator subsp. opaculus Viehmeyer, 1912: 6, fig. 6 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Torricelli Mts (640 m.), 17-18.ix.1909 (O. Schlaginhaufen).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Subspecies of imperator: Kutter, 1932: 207; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 43.
    • Status as species: Wilson, 1959a: 496; Brown, 1976a: 105, 152; Bolton, 1995b: 296.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea.

Description

References

  • Viehmeyer, H. 1912b. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abh. Ber. K. Zool. Anthropol.-Ethnogr. Mus. Dres. 14: 1-26 (page 6, fig. 6 worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120: 483-510 (page 496, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1976. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171.
  • 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.
  • Kutter H. 1932. Ameisen aus dem Museum zu Dresden. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 15: 207-210.
  • Snelling R. R. 2000. Ants of the Wapoga river area, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. In Mack, Andrew L. and Leeanne E. Alonso (eds.). 2000. A Biological Assessment of the Wapoga River Area of Northwestern Irian Jaya, Indonesia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 14, Conservation International, Washington, DC.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Wilson E. O. 1959. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120: 483-510.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144