Orectognathus mjobergi

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Orectognathus mjobergi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. mjobergi
Binomial name
Orectognathus mjobergi
Forel, 1915

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Specimen Labels



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Elevation Range

Occurrence at collecting sites during elevational surveys of rainforest in the Eungella region, Queensland, Australia (Burwell et al., 2020).
Species Elevation (m asl)
200 400 600 800 1000 1200
Orectognathus mjobergi 10-20
Shading indicates the bands of elevation where species was recorded.
Numbers are the percentage of total samples containing this species.




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

  • mjobergi. Orectognathus mjobergi Forel, 1915b: 38, pl. 2, figs. 3, 4 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955a: 127 (l.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973c: 213 (l.). Senior synonym of unicolor: Brown, 1953k: 98. See also: Bolton, 2000: 23.
  • unicolor. Orectognathus mjobergi var. unicolor Forel, 1915b: 39 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of mjobergi: Brown, 1953k: 98.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L. Jr. 1953. A revision of the dacetine ant genus Orectognathus. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 13: 84-104.
  • Burwell C.J., and A. Nakamura. 2011. Distribution of ant speces along an altitudinal transect in continuous rainforest in subtropical Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum -Nature 55(2): 391-411.