Zasphinctus emeryi

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

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Specimen Labels


Described from a worker collected at Baudin Island on the northern fringe of the SWBP.


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

  • emeryi. Cerapachys emeryi Forel, 1893d: 461 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Emery, 1895k: 456.
    • Combination in S. (Sphinctomyrmex): Emery, 1911d: 7.
    • Combination in Eusphinctus (Nothosphinctus): Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 235.
    • Combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 7; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 235; Bolton, 1995b: 392; Heterick, 2009: 131.
    • Senior synonym of perstictus (unnecessary replacement name): Bolton, 1995b: 392.
  • perstictus. Sphinctomyrmex perstictus Brown, 1975: 33.
    • Status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 51.
    • Unnecessary replacement name for, hence junior synonym of, emeryi: Bolton, 1995b: 392.

Type Material



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.