Dolichoderus monoceros

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Dolichoderus monoceros
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. monoceros
Binomial name
Dolichoderus monoceros
Emery, 1897

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Dolichoderus monoceros.


One of two species that comprise the Dolichoderus monoceros species group. These ants are readily recognizable by the large cone shaped structure on their propodeum. The two species in this group can be differentiated by the following:

  • Head an alitrunk coarsely sculptured, matte; shoulder-corners of pronotum expanded to small cones . . . . . Dolichoderus tricornis
  • Head and alitrunk shiny, not coarsely sculptured; pronotum shoulder-corners not expanded to cones . . . . . Dolichoderus monoceros


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • monoceros. Dolichoderus monoceros Emery, 1897d: 570, pl. 1, fig. 16 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in D. (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1913a: 13; in D. (Monoceratoclinea): Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 68.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Dill (2002) - Workers, N. Guinea, S. E. Hughibagu (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa)