Vollenhovia pertinax

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Vollenhovia pertinax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Vollenhovia
Species: V. pertinax
Binomial name
Vollenhovia pertinax
(Smith, F., 1861)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia, Sulawesi.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • pertinax. Myrmica pertinax Smith, F. 1861b: 46 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Vollenhovia: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 468.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Myrmica pertinax

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, one worker syntype in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi). Each syntype on a separate stage card, each card with the letter “d” in bottom left hand corner.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 423, catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 468, combination in Vollenhovia)
  • Smith, F. 1861b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6: 36-48 (page 46, worker described)