Orectognathus alligator

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Orectognathus alligator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. alligator
Binomial name
Orectognathus alligator
Taylor, 1980

Identification

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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.

  • alligator. Orectognathus alligator Taylor, 1980a: 778, figs. 4-6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [O. alligator Taylor, 1978b: 9; unavailable name.] See also: Bolton, 2000: 20.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 301, catalogue)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants. Their biology and identification. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, xi + 226 pp. (page 151, see also)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1978b. A taxonomic guide to the ant genus Orectognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO Div. Entomol. Rep. 3: 1-11 (page 9, O. alligator Taylor; unavailable name)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1980a [1979]. New Australian ants of the genus Orectognathus, with summary description of the twenty-nine known species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 27: 773-788 (page 778, figs. 4-6 worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1987a. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO Div. Entomol. Rep. 41: 1-92 (page 51, checklist)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 72, catalogue)