Zasphinctus turneri

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Zasphinctus turneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Z. turneri
Binomial name
Zasphinctus turneri
(Forel, 1900)

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -16.08333° to -24.61667°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • turneri. Sphinctomyrmex turneri Forel, 1900b: 70 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Australia: Queensland, Mackay (Turner).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC, MHNG.
    • Combination in S. (Sphinctomyrmex): Emery, 1911d: 7;
    • combination in Eusphinctus (Zasphinctus): Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 231;
    • combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 33;
    • combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1910b: 21; Emery, 1911d: 7; Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 231 (redescription); Brown, 1975: 33; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 52; Taylor, 1987a: 74; Bolton, 1995b: 392.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material

Description

References

  • 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. 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 70, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918a. The Australian ants of the ponerine tribe Cerapachyini. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 53: 215-265 (page 231, Combination in Eusphinctus (Zasphinctus))

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.
  • CSIRO Collection