Leptogenys fortior

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Leptogenys fortior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Leptogenys
Species: L. fortior
Binomial name
Leptogenys fortior
Forel, 1900

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • fortior. Leptogenys (Lobopelta) fallax r. fortior Forel, 1900b: 64 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, W.M. 1916a: 48 (q.; name misspelled as fortis); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1974g: 281. Raised to species: Taylor, 1988: 37.

Type Material



  • Forel, A. 1900b. Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J.-J. Walker, etc. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 44: 54-77 (page 64, worker, male described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1988. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Caledonian ants of the genus Leptogenys Roger (=Prionogenys Emery, n. syn.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). Gen. Appl. Entomol. 20: 33-37 (page 37, Raised to species)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1974g. Ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: third supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 76: 278-281 (page 281, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916a. The Australian ants of the genus Onychomyrmex. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 45-54 (page 48, queen described)