Meranoplus oceanicus

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Meranoplus oceanicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. oceanicus
Binomial name
Meranoplus oceanicus
Smith, F., 1862

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • oceanicus. Meranoplus oceanicus Smith, F. 1862d: 414, pl. 12, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1954d: 443 (l.).

Type Material

Description

References

  • Smith, F. 1862d. A list of the genera and species belonging to the family Cryptoceridae, with descriptions of new species; also a list of the species of the genus Echinopla. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3) 1: 407-416 (page 414, pl. 12, fig. 5 worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1954d. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribes Meranoplini, Ochetomyrmicini and Tetramoriini. Am. Midl. Nat. 52: 443-452 (page 443, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Forel A. 1910. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94
  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206. 
  • Heterick B. E., B. Durrant, and N. R. Gunawardene. 2010. The ant fauna of the Pilbara Bioregion, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 157-167.
  • Taylor R. W. 1990. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Caledonian ants of the genus Meranoplus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). General and Applied Entomology 22: 31-40.