Ectomomyrmex scobinus

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Ectomomyrmex scobinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ectomomyrmex
Species: E. scobinus
Binomial name
Ectomomyrmex scobinus
Wilson, 1958

Pachycondyla scobina castype06963 profile 1.jpg

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -5.333° to -8.883330345°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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.

  • striata. Bothroponera striata Donisthorpe, 1949b: 489 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior secondary homonym of striata Smith, 1858b: 106.] Replacement name: Ectomomyrmex scobinus Wilson, 1958d: 365. Combination in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera): Donisthorpe, 1949c: 745.
  • scobinus. Ectomomyrmex scobinus Wilson, 1958d: 365. Replacement name for Bothroponera striata Donisthorpe, 1949b: 489. [Junior secondary homonym of Pachycondyla striata Smith, F. 1858b: 106.] Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309; in Ectomomyrmex: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 194.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • CSIRO Collection
  • Donisthorpe H. 1949. A fifth instalment of the Ross Collection of ants from New Guinea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12)1: 487-506.
  • 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.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144