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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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.

  • 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



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 301, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953k. A revision of the dacetine ant genus Orectognathus. Mem. Qld. Mus. 13: 84-104 (page 98, senior synonym of unicolor)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 38, pl. 2, figs. 3, 4 worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1955a [1954]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribes Basicerotini and Dacetini. Psyche (Camb.) 61: 111-145 (page 127, larva described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1973c. The ant larvae of the tribes Basicerotini and Dacetini: second supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 49: 207-214 (page 213, larva described)