Orectognathus versicolor

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Orectognathus versicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. versicolor
Binomial name
Orectognathus versicolor
Donisthorpe, 1940

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • versicolor. Orectognathus versicolor Donisthorpe, 1940a: 46 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Brown, 1953k: 93 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955a: 128 (l.); Imai, Crozier & Brown, 1977: 349 (k.). See also: Bolton, 2000: 25.

Type Material



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953k. A revision of the dacetine ant genus Orectognathus. Mem. Qld. Mus. 13: 84-104 (page 93, queen described)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1940a. Descriptions of new species of ants (Hym., Formicidae) from various localities. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(5): 39-48 (page 46, worker described)
  • Imai, H. T.; Crozier, R. H.; Taylor, R. W. 1977. Karyotype evolution in Australian ants. Chromosoma (Berl.) 59: 341-393 (page 349, karyotype described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1955a [1954]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribes Basicerotini and Dacetini. Psyche (Camb.) 61: 111-145 (page 128, larva described)