Anochetus cato

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Anochetus cato
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. cato
Binomial name
Anochetus cato
Forel, 1901

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Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands.

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

  • cato. Anochetus cato Forel, 1901b: 6 (w.) NEW GUINEA (New Britain I.). Senior synonym of rossi, subfasciatus: Wilson, 1959a: 504. See also Brown, 1978c: 585.
  • subfasciatus. Anochetus cato var. subfasciatus Mann, 1919: 301 (w.q.m.) SOLOMON IS. Junior synonym of cato: Wilson, 1959a: 504.
  • rossi. Anochetus rossi Donisthorpe, 1947d: 186 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of cato: Wilson, 1959a: 504.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 585, see also)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1947e. Some new ants from New Guinea. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(14): 183-197 PDF
  • Forel, A. 1901c. Formiciden aus dem Bismarck-Archipel, auf Grundlage des von Prof. Dr. F. Dahl gesammelten Materials. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 4-37 (page 6, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 120: 483-510 (page 504, senior synonym of rossi and subfasciatus)