Myrmecia gilberti

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Myrmecia gilberti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. gilberti
Binomial name
Myrmecia gilberti
Forel, 1910

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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.

  • gilberti. Myrmecia fulvipes var. gilberti Forel, 1910b: 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 73 (m.). Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia): Emery, 1911d: 21; in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 72; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 136; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 10. Subspecies of fulvipes: Forel, 1913g: 173. Raised to species: Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 72; Clark, 1951: 169. Senior synonym of regina: Clark, 1943: 136.
  • regina. Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia) regina Santschi, 1928e: 465 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of gilberti: Clark, 1943: 136.

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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 136, Combination in Promyrmecia)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 136, Senior synonym of regina)
  • 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 21, Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia))
  • Forel, A. 1910a. Glanures myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 6-32 (page 6, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913h. Fourmis de Tasmanie et d'Australie récoltées par MM. Lae, Froggatt etc. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 173-195 (page 173, Race of fulvipes)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 10, Combination in Myrmecia)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933i. Colony founding among ants, with an account of some primitive Australian species. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, viii + 179 pp. (page 73, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933i. Colony founding among ants, with an account of some primitive Australian species. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, viii + 179 pp. (page 72, Combination in M. (Promyrmecia))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933i. Colony founding among ants, with an account of some primitive Australian species. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, viii + 179 pp. (page 72, Raised to species)