Dilobocondyla cataulacoidea

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Dilobocondyla cataulacoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Dilobocondyla
Species: D. cataulacoidea
Binomial name
Dilobocondyla cataulacoidea
(Stitz, 1911)

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -6.733329773° to -12.71667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia.
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.




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

  • cataulacoidea. Podomyrma (Mesomyrma) cataulacoidea Stitz, 1911a: 364, figs. 10-12 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Papua New Guinea (“Kaiser-Wilhelmsland”): (no further data) (Lauterbach).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • [Misspelled as catanlacoides by Emery, 1924d: 241, Chapman & Capco, 1951: 115.]
    • Combination in Dilobocondyla: Emery, 1912b: 102.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1924d: 241; Wheeler, W.M. 1924b: 249 (in key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 115; Taylor, 1991b: 601; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Varghese, 2006a: 24; Bharti & Kumar, 2013a: 43 (in key); Chen, et al. 2019: 138 (in key).
    • Senior synonym of concolor: Taylor, 1991b: 601; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Varghese, 2006a: 24.
    • Distribution: Papua New Guinea.
  • concolor. Dilobocondyla cataulacoidea var. concolor Viehmeyer, 1914b: 40 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Sattelberg (no collector’s name).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Subspecies of cataulacoidea: Wheeler, W.M. 1924b: 249 (in key); Emery, 1924d: 241; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 115.
    • Junior synonym of cataulacoidea: Taylor, 1991b: 601; Bolton, 1995b: 171; Varghese, 2006a: 24.

Type Material

  • Dilobocondyla catalaucoidea concolor Viehmeyer, 1914: Syntype, worker(s), Sattelberg (near Finschafen), Papua New Guinea.
  • Podomyrma (Mesomyrma) cataulacoidea Stitz, 1911: Syntype, worker(s), (as Kaiser-Wilhelmsland, New Guinea), Papua New Guinea.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • CSIRO Collection
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Klimes P., P. Fibich, C. Idigel, and M. Rimandai. 2015. Disentangling the diversity of arboreal ant communities in tropical forest trees. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117853. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117853
  • Snelling R. R. 1998. Insect Part 1: The social Hymenoptera. In Mack A. L. (Ed.) A Biological Assessment of the Lakekamu Basin, Papua New Guinea, RAP 9. 189 ppages
  • Stitz H. 1911. Australische Ameisen. (Neu-Guinea und Salomons-Inseln, Festland, Neu-Seeland). Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1911: 351-381.
  • Taylor R. W. 1991. Nomenclature and distribution of some Australasian ants of the Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30: 599-614.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1914. Neue und unvollständig bekannte Ameisen der alten Welt. Archiv für Naturgeschichte (A)79(12): 24-60.