Ancyridris rupicapra

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Ancyridris rupicapra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Ancyridris
Species: A. rupicapra
Binomial name
Ancyridris rupicapra
(Stitz, 1938)

Ancyridris rupicapra hal.jpg

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Specimen Label

This ant is one of two species of Ancyridris. It is known from a single type specimen.


The hooked end of the long propodeal spines, curved towards the head, and the rearward bending elongate petiole spines are a distinctive feature of both species of this genus. Beyond this the genus is similar to Aphaenogaster or certain worker forms of Pheidole.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • rupicapra. Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) rupicapra Stitz, 1938: 99, fig. 1 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Combination in Ancyridris: Bolton, 1995b: 63.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 138; Bolton, 1995b: 63; Taylor, 2009: 24.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Stitz 1938 page 99
Stitz 1938 page 100


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 63, Combination in Ancyridris: new combination)
  • Stitz, H. 1938. Neue Ameisen aus dem indo-malayischen Gebiet. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1938: 99-122 (page 99, fig. 1 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Stitz H. 1938. Neue Ameisen aus dem indo-malayischen Gebiet. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1938: 99-122.
  • Taylor R. W. 2009. Ants of the genus Lordomyrma Emery (1) generic synonymy, composition and distribution, with notes on Ancyridris Wheeler and Cyphoidris Weber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zootaxa 1979: 16-28.