Echinopla serrata

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Echinopla serrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Echinopla
Species group: serrata
Species: E. serrata
Binomial name
Echinopla serrata
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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Nomenclature

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

  • serrata. Polyrhachis serratus Smith, F. 1859a: 140 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in Polyrhachis (Aulacomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 198; in Echinopla: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 453.

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

Polyrhachis serratus

Holotype worker in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Aru.” and marked as holotype. This specimen matches the original description and has the correct type-locality.

The specimen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, labelled “Aru 50” and with a Donisthorpe type-label, is not a type, and not a specimen of serratus. It entirely fails to match the original description, but compares well with a syntype of australis Forel that is in The Natural History Museum coll. Accordingly the Oxford University Museum of Natural History specimen has been labelled, “australis Forel. Bolton det. 73,” and “not a type, not serrata.”

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