Echinopla serrata

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Echinopla serrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Echinopla
Species group: serrata
Species: E. serrata
Binomial name
Echinopla serrata
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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

  • serrata. Polyrhachis serratus Smith, F. 1859a: 140 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Combination in Polyrhachis (Aulacomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 198; in Echinopla: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 453.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Polyrhachis serratus

Holotype worker in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Aru.” and marked as holotype. This specimen matches the original description and has the correct type-locality.

The specimen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, labelled “Aru 50” and with a Donisthorpe type-label, is not a type, and not a specimen of serratus. It entirely fails to match the original description, but compares well with a syntype of australis Forel that is in The Natural History Museum coll. Accordingly the Oxford University Museum of Natural History specimen has been labelled, “australis Forel. Bolton det. 73,” and “not a type, not serrata.”



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1943. The Ants of Waigeu Island, North Dutch New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 11 (10): 433-475.
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Smith F. 1863. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Mysol, Ceram, Waigiou, Bouru and Timor. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 7: 6-48.
  • 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.