Cardiocondyla thoracica

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Cardiocondyla thoracica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Cardiocondyla
Species: C. thoracica
Binomial name
Cardiocondyla thoracica
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia.
Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

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Distribution based on specimens

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





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

  • thoracica. Myrmica thoracica Smith, F. 1859a: 148 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in Cardiocondyla: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 455.

Type Material

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

Myrmica thoracica

Three worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru.” (= Aru I., New Guinea).



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 455, Combination in Cardiocondyla)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 148, worker described)