Plagiolepis wilsoni

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Plagiolepis wilsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. wilsoni
Binomial name
Plagiolepis wilsoni
(Clark, 1934)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • wilsoni. Bothriomyrmex wilsoni Clark, 1934b: 39, pl. 3, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Plagiolepis: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011: 166.

Type Material

  • Bothriomyrmex wilsoni Clark, 1934: Syntype, 1 worker, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
  • Bothriomyrmex wilsoni Clark, 1934: Syntype, 2 workers, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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.