Amblyopone michaelseni

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Amblyopone michaelseni
Amblyopone michaelseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Amblyopone
Species: A. michaelseni
Binomial name
Amblyopone michaelseni
Forel, 1907

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Specimen labels

Although the type specimen was taken at Jarrahdale, where Curtin University students and other researchers have done much work on ants, there are no specimens in the Curtin Ant Collection. Possibly this is a species that has been affected by alteration in land use around Perth. (Heterick 2009)


Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Collected in Western Australia and Victoria, but is apparently very rare in WA.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • michaelseni. Amblyopone michaelseni Forel, 1907h: 263 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Clark, 1928a: 33 (q.).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 26; Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 18 (redescription); Clark, 1928a: 33; Brown, 1960a: 168, 201; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 20; Taylor, 1987a: 6; Bolton, 1995b: 62; Heterick, 2009: 132.

Holotype worker from Jarrahdale, Western Australia (museum unknown, probably destroyed in Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität in WW II).

Type Material

  • Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Jarrahdale, Western Australia, Australia.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.