Ectomomyrmex ruficornis

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Ectomomyrmex ruficornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ectomomyrmex
Species: E. ruficornis
Binomial name
Ectomomyrmex ruficornis
Clark, 1934

Pachycondyla ruficornis casent0172435 profile 1.jpg

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -7.199999809° to -16.885872°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, 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.



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Images from AntWeb

Pachycondyla ruficornis casent0172435 head 1.jpgPachycondyla ruficornis casent0172435 dorsal 1.jpgPachycondyla ruficornis casent0172435 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0172435. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by ANIC, Canberra, Australia.


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

  • ruficornis. Ectomomyrmex ruficornis Clark, 1934b: 31, pl. 2, fig. 14 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309; in Ectomomyrmex: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 193.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Andersen A. N., M. Houadria, M. Berman, and M. van der Geest. Rainforest ants of the Tiwi Islands: a remarkable centr of endemism in Australia's monsoonal tropics. Insectes Sociaux 59: 433-441.
  • 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 Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • 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