Orectognathus nigriventris

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Orectognathus nigriventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. nigriventris
Binomial name
Orectognathus nigriventris
Mercovich, 1958

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

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Nomenclature

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

  • nigriventris. Orectognathus nigriventris Mercovich, 1958: 195, fig. (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973c: 213 (l.). See also: Brown, 1958b: 28 (in key); Bolton, 2000: 23.

Type Material

  • Holotype, worker, Dora Creek, Martinsville, near Morisset, New South Wales, Australia, Queensland Museum.
  • Paratype, 4 workers, Dora Creek, Martinsville, near Morisset, New South Wales, Australia, Mercovick,T.C., ANIC32-010827, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Paratype, 5 workers, Dora Creek, Martinsville, near Morisset, New South Wales, Australia, Queensland Museum.

Description

References

  • 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. 1958b [1957]. A supplement to the revisions of the dacetine ant genera Orectognathus and Arnoldidris, with keys to the species. Psyche (Camb.) 64: 17-29 (page 28, see also)
  • Mercovich, T. C. 1958. A new species of the genus Orectognathus. Mem. Qld. Mus. 13: 195-198 PDF
  • 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)