Myrmecia eungellensis

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Myrmecia eungellensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. eungellensis
Binomial name
Myrmecia eungellensis
Ogata & Taylor, 1991

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Specimen Labels


Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.91666603° to -21.14999962°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.


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)
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Myrmecia eungellensis 80-90 60-70
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.

  • eungellensis. Myrmecia eungellensis Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1648, figs. 33-35 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 38 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Australia: Queensland, Eungella Nat. Park (21/148), 50 mi. W Mackay, 2500 ft, 17.xii.1972 (B.B. Lowery); paratypes: 30 workers with same data, 2 workers Eungella Nat. Park, 8.i.1985 (R.M. Delaney & K.R. McDonald), 1 worker Eungella Nat. Park, Mt William (21/148), 1000 m., 14.xi.1976 (R.W. Taylor & T.A. Weir), 5 workers 13 km NE Eungella (21/148), 980 m., no. 9933 (P.S. Ward).
    • Type-depositories: ANIC (holotype); ANIC, BMNH, MCZC, MHNG, QMBA (paratypes).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 271.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Ogata K. and Taylor R.W. 1991. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae), Journal of Natural History, 25: 1623-1673