Odontomachus papuanus

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Odontomachus papuanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. papuanus
Binomial name
Odontomachus papuanus
Emery, 1887

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

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

  • papuanus. Odontomachus rixosus var. papuanus Emery, 1887b: 429 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Viehmeyer, 1916b: 284 (footnote) (q.). Raised to species: Emery, 1892d: 559 (in key); Wilson, 1959a: 496. Senior synonym of concentrica: Wilson, 1959a: 497.
  • concentrica. Odontomachus papuanus var. concentrica Emery, 1897d: 557 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of papuanus: Wilson, 1959a: 497.



  • Emery, C. 1887e. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 427-432 (page 429, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 559, (in key) raised to species)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916b. Ameisen von den Philippinen und anderer Herkunft (Hym.). Entomol. Mitt. 5: 283-291 (page 284, (footnote) queen described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 120: 483-510 (page 496, Raised to species; page 497, Senior synonym of concentrica)