Zasphinctus duchaussoyi

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Zasphinctus duchaussoyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Z. duchaussoyi
Binomial name
Zasphinctus duchaussoyi
(André, 1905)

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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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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
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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.

  • duchaussoyi. Eusphinctus duchaussoyi André, 1905: 205 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype ergatoid queens (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney (A. Duchaussoy).
    • Type-depositories: MHNG, MNHN, MSNG.
    • Combination in Sphinctomyrmex (Eusphinctus): Emery, 1911d: 7;
    • combination in Eusphinctus (Eusphinctus): Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 229;
    • combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 33;
    • combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Subspecies of steinheili: Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 229.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 7; Brown, 1975: 33, 79; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 50; Taylor, 1987a: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 392.
    • Senior synonym of hackeri: Brown, 1975: 33; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 50; Taylor, 1987a: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 392.
    • Distribution: Australia.
  • hackeri. Eusphinctus (Eusphinctus) hackeri Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 229, fig. 3 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: 6 syntype workers, 2 syntype ergatoid queens.
    • Type-locality: Australia: Queensland, Bribie I., nr Brisbane (H. Hacker).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Junior synonym of duchaussoyi: Brown, 1975: 33; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 50; Taylor, 1987a: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 392.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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): 1-115.