Meranoplus fenestratus

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Meranoplus fenestratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. fenestratus
Binomial name
Meranoplus fenestratus
Smith, F., 1867

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • fenestratus. Meranoplus fenestratus Smith, F. 1867: 526, pl. 26, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of pubescens: Dalla Torre, 1893: 137. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of pubescens: Forel, 1907a: 12; Forel, 1910b: 47; Forel, 1915b: 48; Emery, 1924d: 229. Revived status as species: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 67.

Type Material



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 137, Junior synonym of pubescens)
  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 229, Revived from synonymy as variety/race of pubescens)
  • Forel, A. 1907d. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42 (page 12, Revived from synonymy as variety/race of pubescens)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 47, Revived from synonymy as variety/race of pubescens)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 48, Revived from synonymy as variety/race of pubescens)
  • Smith, F. 1867. Descriptions of new species of Cryptoceridae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3) 5: 523-528 (page 526, pl. 26, fig. 6 worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 67, Revived status as species)