Orectognathus echinus

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Orectognathus echinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. echinus
Binomial name
Orectognathus echinus
Taylor & Lowery, 1972

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Orectognathus echinus for further details




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

  • echinus. Orectognathus echinus Taylor & Lowery, 1972: 310, pl. 2 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986f: 495 (l.). See also: Bolton, 2000: 22.

Type Material



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 301, catalogue)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Lowery, B. B. 1972. The New Guinean species of the ant genus Orectognathus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 11: 306-310 (page 310, pl. 2 worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1986f. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 94: 489-499 (page 495, larva described)