Myrmecia piliventris

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Myrmecia piliventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. piliventris
Binomial name
Myrmecia piliventris
Smith, F., 1858

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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.

  • piliventris. Myrmecia piliventris Smith, F. 1858b: 146 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Mayr, 1876: 93 (q.); Clark, 1943: 141 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 251 (l.); Imai & Taylor, 1986: 59 (k.). Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia): Emery, 1911d: 21; in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 67; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 140; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j: 20. Senior synonym of rectidens: Brown, 1953j: 20. See also: Crawley, 1926: 385; Clark, 1951: 156.
  • rectidens. Myrmecia piliventris var. rectidens Forel, 1910b: 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1951: 160 (q.). Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia): Emery, 1911d: 21; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 141. Subspecies of piliventris: Clark, 1943: 141. Raised to species: Clark, 1951: 159. Junior synonym of piliventris: Brown, 1953j: 20.

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Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 20, Combination in Myrmecia)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 20, Senior synonym of rectidens)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 141, male described)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 140, Combination in Promyrmecia)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae: 230 pp. CSIRO, Melbourne. [(31.xii).1951.] PDF
  • Crawley, W. C. 1926. A revision of some old types of Formicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1925: 373-393 (page 383, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 21, Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia))
  • Imai, H. T.; Taylor, R. W. 1986. The exceptionally low chromosome number n=2 in an Australian bulldog ant Myrmecia piliventris Smith. Annu. Rep. Natl. Inst. Genet. Jpn. 36: 59-61 (page 59, karyotype described)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 93, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 146, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971d. Ant larvae of the subfamily Myrmeciinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 47: 245-256 (page 251, larva 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 67, Combination in M. (Promyrmecia))