Ectomomyrmex tonkinus

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Ectomomyrmex tonkinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ectomomyrmex
Species: E. tonkinus
Binomial name
Ectomomyrmex tonkinus
(Santschi, 1920)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • tonkinus. Pachycondyla (Ectomomyrmex) tonkina Santschi, 1920h: 159 (w.) VIETNAM. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1924c: 96.] Combination in Ectomomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 1; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 310; in Ectomomyrmex: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 194.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 310, combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Santschi, F. 1920h. Fourmis d'Indo-Chine. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 60: 158-176 (page 159, worker described)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927e. A few ants from China and Formosa. Am. Mus. Novit. 259: 1-4 (page 1, Combination in Ectomomyrmex)