Orectognathus hystrix

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Orectognathus hystrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. hystrix
Binomial name
Orectognathus hystrix
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 hystrix for further details




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

  • hystrix. Orectognathus hystrix Taylor & Lowery, 1972: 307, pl. 1 (w.m.) NEW GUINEA. See also: Bolton, 2000: 23.

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 307, pl. 1 worker, male described)