Cardiocondyla paradoxa

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Cardiocondyla paradoxa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Cardiocondyla
Species: C. paradoxa
Binomial name
Cardiocondyla paradoxa
Emery, 1897

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Specimen labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Cardiocondyla paradoxa for further details




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

  • paradoxa. Cardiocondyla paradoxa Emery, 1897c: 589, pl. 15, figs. 22, 23 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Senior synonym of brevispinosa: Smith, M.R. 1955d: 305.
  • brevispinosa. Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) brevispinosa Donisthorpe, 1948d: 593 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of paradoxa: Smith, M.R. 1955d: 305.



  • Smith, M. R. 1955e. The correct taxonomic status of Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) brevispinosa Donisthorpe (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 57: 305 (page 305, Senior synonym of brevispinosa)