Myrmecia athertonensis

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Myrmecia athertonensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. athertonensis
Binomial name
Myrmecia athertonensis
Forel, 1915

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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

  • athertonensis. Myrmecia auriventris var. athertonensis Forel, 1915b: 8 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Subspecies of auriventris: Clark, 1951: 42. Junior synonym of auriventris: Brown, 1953j: 10. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1645.

Type Material



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 10, Junior synonym of auriventris)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae: 230 pp. CSIRO, Melbourne. [(31.xii).1951.] PDF
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 8, worker, male described)
  • Ogata, K.; Taylor, R. W. 1991. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1623-1673 (page 1645, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)