Acanthomyrmex notabilis

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Acanthomyrmex notabilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Acanthomyrmex
Species: A. notabilis
Binomial name
Acanthomyrmex notabilis
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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

  • notabilis. Pheidole notabilis Smith, F. 1860b: 111, pl. 1, figs. 3, 4 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1983: 606 (l.). Combination in Acanthomyrmex: Emery, 1893a: cclxxvi. See also: Moffett, 1985a: 165; Moffett, 1986c: 86.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Pheidole notabilis

One syntype worker major and one syntype worker minor in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Bac. 50.”



  • Emery, C. 1893c [1892]. [Untitled. Introduced by: "M. C. Emery, de Bologne, envoie les diagnoses de cinq nouveaux genres de Formicides".]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (Bull.) 61:cclxxv-cclxxvii. (page cclxxvi, Combination in Acanthomyrmex)
  • Moffett, M. W. 1985a. Behavioral notes on the Asiatic harvesting ants Acanthomyrmex notabilis and A. ferox. Psyche (Camb.) 92: 165-179 (page 165, see also)
  • Moffett, M. W. 1986c. Revision of the myrmicine genus Acanthomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 151: 55-89 (page 85, see also)
  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 111, pl. 1, figs. 3, 4 soldier, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1983a. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Myrmicinae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 108: 601-610 (page 606, larva described)