Zasphinctus nigricans

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Zasphinctus nigricans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Z. nigricans
Binomial name
Zasphinctus nigricans
(Clark, 1926)

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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.

  • nigricans. Eusphinctus (Nothosphinctus) nigricans Clark, 1926: 44, pl. 6, fig. 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales, Lismore (C.F. Deuquet).
    • Type-depository: MVMA.
    • Combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 33;
    • combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 33; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 51; Taylor, 1987a: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 392.
    • Distribution: Australia.

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.