Notoncus hickmani

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Notoncus hickmani
Notoncus hickmani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Notoncus
Species: N. hickmani
Binomial name
Notoncus hickmani
Clark, 1930

Notoncus hickmani side view

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Synonyms

A common species of the Perth region.

Identification

  • Scutcllum absent, or at best not sharply differentiated and not forming any kind of prominent process projecting dorsad, the metanotal spiracles may be connected by a low ridge; humeri rounded, not projecting to any marked extent.
  • Smaller, more robust species, the antennal scapes rarely, if ever, longer than the head proper, including clypeus, and usually shorter.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • hickmani. Notoncus hickmani Clark, 1930a: 126, fig. 1, no. 14 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71; in Notoncus; Brown, 1955d: 492. Senior synonym of rotundiceps: Brown, 1955d: 492.
  • rotundiceps. Notoncus rotundiceps Clark, 1930a: 127, fig. 1, no. 15 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71. Junior synonym of hickmani: Brown, 1955d: 492.

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