Zasphinctus clarus

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Zasphinctus clarus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Z. clarus
Binomial name
Zasphinctus clarus
(Forel, 1893)

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

  • clarus. Cerapachys emeryi r. clarus Forel, 1893d: 462 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Northern Territory).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Australia: NW Australia, Adelaide River (J.J. Walker).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Forel, 1902h: 537;
    • combination in S. (Sphinctomyrmex): Emery, 1911d: 7;
    • combination in Eusphinctus (Nothosphinctus): Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 235;
    • combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 33
    • combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1900b: 72; Emery, 1911d: 7; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 235; Brown, 1975: 33; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 50; Taylor, 1987a: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 392.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material



  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 33, Combination in Sphinctomyrmex)
  • Forel, A. 1893f. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie et des Canaries. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 454-466 (page 462, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1900b. Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J.-J. Walker, etc. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 54-77 (page 72, raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1902j. Fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 405-548 (page 537, Combination in Sphinctomyrmex)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918a. The Australian ants of the ponerine tribe Cerapachyini. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 53: 215-265 (page 235, Combination in Eusphinctus (Nothosphinctus))