Podomyrma obscurior

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Podomyrma obscurior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. obscurior
Binomial name
Podomyrma obscurior
Forel, 1915

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • obscurior. Podomyrma bimaculata var. obscurior Forel, 1915b: 50 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Subspecies of adelaidae: Emery, 1924d: 237; Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 80. Raised to species: Taylor, 1999: 174.

Type Material

  • Podomyrma bimaculata obscurior Forel, 1915: Holotype, worker, Alice River, Queensland, Australia, museum unknown (prob. MHNG (Geneva) or NHRS (Stockholm)).

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1924f [1922]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [concl.]. Genera Insectorum 174C: 207-397 (page 237, Variety/subspecies of adelaidae)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 50, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1999. Nomenclatural changes in the Australasian ant genus Podomyrma Fredrick Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 34: 173-174 (page 174, Raised to species)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 80, Variety/subspecies of adelaidae)