Orectognathus rostratus

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Orectognathus rostratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. rostratus
Binomial name
Orectognathus rostratus
Lowery, 1967

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • rostratus. Orectognathus rostratus Lowery, 1967: 137, figs. 1, 2 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973c: 214 (l.). See also: Bolton, 2000: 24.

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)
  • Lowery, B. B. 1967. A new ant of the dacetine genus Orectognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 6: 137-140 (page 137, figs. 1, 2 worker, queen 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 214, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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.
  • Lowery B. B. 1967. A new ant of the dacetine genus Orectognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 6: 137-140.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.