Podomyrma femorata

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Podomyrma femorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. femorata
Binomial name
Podomyrma femorata
Smith, F., 1859

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Podomyrma femorata 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.

  • femorata. Podomyrma femorata Smith, F. 1859a: 145 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Senior synonym of convergens: Taylor, 1999: 174.
  • convergens. Podomyrma convergens Forel 1895f: 427 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of femorata: Taylor, 1999: 174.

Type Material

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

Podomyrma femorata

Two worker syntypes, one queen syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. One worker labelled “Aru 30,” (= Aru I., New Guinea), all syntypes labelled “femorata,” and the workers each with “worker 1” on their stage cards. The dissected mouthparts of another specimen are glued to two separate cards.

The four species described by Smith (1859a) were the first species in Podomyrma after he had defined the genus. The numbers written on the stage cards of his specimens correspond to the order of description of the four species: 1 femorata, 2 striata, 3 laevifrons, 4 basalis.

Description

References

  • 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 145, worker, queen described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1999. Nomenclatural changes in the Australasian ant genus Podomyrma Fredrick Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 34: 173-174 (page 174, Senior synonym of convergens)