Myrmecia esuriens

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Myrmecia esuriens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. esuriens
Binomial name
Myrmecia esuriens
Fabricius, 1804

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • esuriens. Myrmecia esuriens Fabricius, 1804: 424 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1934a: 16 (q.m.). Senior synonym of tasmaniensis: Roger, 1861a: 35; of walkeri: Emery, 1911d: 20; Clark, 1934a: 16. See also: Clark, 1951: 84.
  • tasmaniensis. Myrmecia tasmaniensis Smith, F. 1858b: 147 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Tasmania). Junior synonym of esuriens: Roger, 1861a: 35.
  • walkeri. Myrmecia walkeri Forel, 1893d: 456 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Tasmania). Junior synonym of esuriens: Emery, 1911d: 20; Clark, 1934a: 16.

Type Material

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Myrmecia tasmaniensis

Holotype worker in The Natural History Museum. Labelled only “tasmaniensis Sm. type.”

Description

References

  • Clark, J. 1934a. Notes on Australian ants, with descriptions of new species and a new genus. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 8: 5-20 (page 16, queen, male described)
  • Clark, J. 1934a. Notes on Australian ants, with descriptions of new species and a new genus. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 8: 5-20 (page 16, Senior synonym of walkeri)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae: 230 pp. CSIRO, Melbourne. [(31.xii).1951.] PDF
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 20, Senior synonym of walkeri)
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunswick: C. Reichard, xiv + 15-439 + 30 pp. (page 424, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1861a. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen (Schluss). Berl. Entomol. Z. 5: 1-54 (page 35, Senior synonym of tasmaniensis)