Meranoplus armatus

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Meranoplus armatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. armatus
Binomial name
Meranoplus armatus
Smith, F., 1862

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Specimen Labels




Taylor (2006) - Widespread in Western Melanesia and the Moluccas. Probably indigenous to northern Australia.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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 Meranoplus armatus for further details






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

  • armatus. Meranoplus armatus Smith, F. 1862d: 413, pl. 12, fig. 7 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Senior synonym of rugifrons: Taylor, 1990c: 35.
  • rugifrons. Meranoplus spinosus subsp. rugifrons Emery, 1897d: 569, pl. 1, figs. 13-15 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Viehmeyer, 1914c: 525 (q.). Raised to species: Donisthorpe, 1941c: 136. Junior synonym of armatus: Taylor, 1990c: 35.

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


Type Material

Taylor (2006) - Worker. Either Sumatra or Celebes (=Sulawesi), Indonesia. Sulawesi seem the more likely of the alternative original localities.