Orectognathus versicolor

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Orectognathus versicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. versicolor
Binomial name
Orectognathus versicolor
Donisthorpe, 1940

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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 versicolor 0-10 30-40 60-70
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.

  • versicolor. Orectognathus versicolor Donisthorpe, 1940a: 46 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Brown, 1953k: 93 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955a: 128 (l.); Imai, Crozier & Brown, 1977: 349 (k.). See also: Bolton, 2000: 25.

Type Material



  • n = 11, 2n = 22 (Australia) (Imai et al., 1977).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Imai H. T., R. H. Crozier, and R. W. Taylor. 1977. Karyotype evolution in Australian ants. Chromosoma 59: 341-393.
  • 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.