Meranoplus curvispina

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Meranoplus curvispina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. curvispina
Binomial name
Meranoplus curvispina
Forel, 1910

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (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.

  • curvispina. Meranoplus puryi var. curvispina Forel, 1910b: 47 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of puryi: Taylor, 1990c: 39. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Schödl, 2004: 351.

Type Material



  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 47, worker described)
  • Schodl, S. 2004. On the taxonomy of Meranoplus puryi Forel, 1902 and Meranoplus puryi curvispina Forel, 1910 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien B. Bot. Zool. 105: 349-360 (page 351, figs. 1-3, 8, 9, 12 Tab. 1 raised to species, lectotype designated)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1990d. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Caledonian ants of the genus Meranoplus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Gen. Appl. Entomol. 22: 31-40 (page 39, Junior synonym of puryi)