Smith, F., 1860
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- praetexta. Echinopla praetexta Smith, F. 1860b: 113, pl. 1, fig. 5 (w.) no locality given. [Emery, 1896d: 382 gives INDONESIA (Batjan I.) as type-locality, but I am unaware of how he obtained this information.]
Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Batchian” (= Batjan I.) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.
In the original description Smith implies that the type-locality of this species is unknown, writing, “Hab. - ?” The specimen recognised as holotype by Donisthorpe fits the original description perfectly, so it is probably best to regard it as the true type and suppose that the locality label was added later, a supposition supported by the fact that the name is fully written, “Batchian,” rather than abbrevated to “Bac.”, as was Smith’s usual procedure.
- Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 113, pl. 1, fig. 5 worker described)
- Zettel, H. & Laciny, A. 2017. Further additions to the taxonomy and distribution of the ant genus Echinopla. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, B, 119: 7-16.
- Xu, Z.-H. & Zhou, X. 2015. Species grouping and key to known species of the ant genus Echinopla Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with reports of Chinese species. Asian Myrmecology, 7, 19-36.