Odontomachus rufithorax

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Odontomachus rufithorax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. rufithorax
Binomial name
Odontomachus rufithorax
Emery, 1911

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Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality), Solomon Islands.

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

  • rufithorax. Odontomachus imperator subsp. rufithorax Emery, 1911b: 534 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Raised to species: Wilson, 1959a: 497. Senior synonym of emeryi, gressitti: Brown, 1976a: 106.
  • emeryi. Odontomachus imperator subsp. emeryi Mann, 1919: 303, fig. 12 (w.q.m.) SOLOMON IS. Raised to species: Wilson, 1959a: 492. Junior synonym of rufithorax: Brown, 1976a: 106.
  • gressitti. Odontomachus gressitti Wilson, 1959a: 492, fig. 4 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of rufithorax: Brown, 1976a: 106.



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1976c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171 (page 106, Senior synonym of emeryi and gressitti)
  • Emery, C. 1911f. Formicidae. Résultats de l'expédition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1903 sous les auspices de Arthur Wichmann. Nova Guin. 5: 531-539 (page 534, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 120: 483-510 (page 497, Raised to species)