Anonychomyrma biconvexa

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Anonychomyrma biconvexa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Anonychomyrma
Species: A. biconvexa
Binomial name
Anonychomyrma biconvexa
(Santschi, 1928)
Synonyms

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Type Specimen Label

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -37.23333333° to -42.639465°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

This species is a host for the pseudoscorpion Marachernes bellus (a myrmecophile) (Harvey, 1992).

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • biconvexa. Iridomyrmex biconvexus Santschi, 1928e: 471 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria).
    • [Misspelled as triconvexus by Baroni Urbani, 1977e: 76.]
    • Combination in Anonychomyrma: Shattuck, 1992a: 13.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1954i: 67; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 97; Taylor, 1987a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 4; Bolton, 1995b: 66.
    • Senior synonym of foetans: Brown, 1954i: 67; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 97; Taylor, 1987a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 4; Bolton, 1995b: 66.
  • foetans. Iridomyrmex foetans Clark, 1929: 122, pl. 1, fig. 4 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria).
    • Status as species: Clark, 1934c: 64.
    • Junior synonym of biconvexa: Brown, 1954i: 67; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 97; Taylor, 1987a: 31; Shattuck, 1994: 4; Bolton, 1995b: 66.

Type Material

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Andersen A. N. 1983. A brief survey of ants in Glenaladale National Park, with particular reference to seed-harvesting. Victorian Naturalist 100(6): 233-237.
  • Lowery B. B., and R. J. Taylor. 1994. Occurrence of ant species in a range of sclerophyll forest communities at Old Chum Dam, north-eastern Tasmania. Australian Entomologist 21: 11-14.
  • Majer J. D., R. L. Kitching, B. E. Heterick, K. Hurley, and K. E. C. Brennan. 2001. North-south patterns within arboreal ant assembalages from rain forests in Eastern Australia. Biotropica 33(4): 643-661.
  • Mann V. 2013. Using insect biodiversity to measure the effectiveness of on-farm restoration plantings. Master of Environmental Management at the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania 111 pages.
  • Nooten S. S., P. Schultheiss, R. C. Rowe, S. L. Facey, and J. M. Cook. Habitat complexity affects functional traits and diversity of ant assemblages in urban green spaces (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 29: 67-77.
  • Sinclair J. E., and T. R. New. 2004. Pine plantations in south eastern Australia support highly impoverished ant assemblages (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 8: 277-286.