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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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.

  • 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)