Myrmecia cephalotes

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Myrmecia cephalotes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. cephalotes
Binomial name
Myrmecia cephalotes
(Clark, 1943)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • cephalotes. Promyrmecia cephalotes Clark, 1943: 123, pl. 14, figs. 32-34 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Imai, Crozier & Taylor, 1977: 345 (k.). Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 7. See also: Ogata, 1991a: 357.

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Description

References

  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 123, pl. 14, figs. 32-34 worker, queen, male described)
  • Imai, H. T.; Crozier, R. H.; Taylor, R. W. 1977. Karyotype evolution in Australian ants. Chromosoma (Berl.) 59: 341-393 (page 345, karyotype described)
  • Ogata, K. 1991a. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a review of the species groups and their phylogenetic relationships (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Syst. Entomol. 16: 353-381 (page 357, see also)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 7, Combination in Myrmecia)