Philidris cordata

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Philidris cordata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Philidris
Species: P. cordata
Binomial name
Philidris cordata
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Philidris cordata for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • cordata. Formica cordata Smith, F. 1859a: 137 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). [Unresolved junior primary homonym of †Formica cordata Holl, 1829: 140 (Bolton, 1995b: 334).] Emery, 1887a: 250 (q.m.); Imai, Brown, et al. 1984: 68 (k.). Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1879: 659; in Iridomyrmex: Emery, 1887a: 249; in Philidris: Shattuck, 1992a: 18. Current subspecies: nominal plus fusca, protensa, stewartii. See also: Karavaiev, 1926d: 435; Tjan, Imai, et al. 1986: 58; Shattuck, 1994: 136.

Type Material

  • Formica cordata Smith, 1859: Syntype, uncertain, Aru, Indonesia, museum unknown (probably BMNH (London)).

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica cordata

Seven worker syntypes (on three cards) in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru.”

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1887b [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 241-256 (page 250, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1887b [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 241-256 (page 249, Combination in Iridomyrmex)
  • Imai, H. T.; Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kubota, M.; Yong, H.-S.; Tho, Y. P. 1984. Chromosome observations on tropical ants from western Malaysia. II. Annu. Rep. Natl. Inst. Genet. Jpn. 34: 66-69 (page 68, karyotype described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1926d. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Treubia 8: 413-445 (page 435, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1879. Beiträge zur Ameisen-Fauna Asiens. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 28: 645-686 (page 659, Combination in Hypoclinea)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992a. Review of the dolichoderine ant genus Iridomyrmex Mayr with descriptions of three new genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 31: 13-18 (page 18, Combination in Philidris)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 136, see also)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 137, worker described)
  • Tjan, K. N.; Imai, H. T.; Kubota, M.; Brown, W. L., Jr.; Gotwald, W. H., Jr.; Yong, H.-S.; Leh, C. 1986. Chromosome observations of Sarawak ants. Annu. Rep. Natl. Inst. Genet. Jpn. 36: 57 (page 58, see also)