Syllophopsis australica

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Syllophopsis australica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Syllophopsis
Species: S. australica
Binomial name
Syllophopsis australica
(Forel, 1907)

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality), New Zealand.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna Islands.
Oriental Region: Thailand.

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Syllophopsis australica for further details

Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • australica. Monomorium subcoecum subsp. australicum Forel, 1907a: 20 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Syllophopsis: Ward et al., 2014: 13. Raised to species: Ettershank, 1966: 87. Senior synonym of talpa (and its junior synonym myops): Heterick, 2001: 440.
  • talpa. Monomorium talpa Emery, 1911c: 252 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Mann, 1919: 329 (q.). Senior synonym of myops: Ettershank, 1966: 92. Junior synonym of australicum: Heterick, 2001: 440.
  • myops. Ireneidris myops Donisthorpe, 1943c: 81 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of talpa: Ettershank, 1966: 92.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 87, Raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1907d. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42 (page 20, worker described)
  • Heterick, B. E. 2001. Revision of the Australian ants of the genus Monomorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebr. Taxon. 15: 353-459 (page 440, Senior synonym of talpa (and its junior synonym myops).)
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.