Myrmecia luteiforceps

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Myrmecia luteiforceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. luteiforceps
Binomial name
Myrmecia luteiforceps
Wheeler, W.M., 1933

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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.

  • luteiforceps. Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) gilberti var. luteiforceps Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 74 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [First available use of Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia) fulvipes r. gilberti var. luteiforceps Forel, 1915b: 9; unavailable name.] Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 143; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 12. Raised to species: Clark, 1943: 143; Clark, 1951: 161.

Type Material



  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 143, Combination in Promyrmecia)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 143, Raised to species)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae: 230 pp. CSIRO, Melbourne. [(31.xii).1951.] PDF
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 12, Combination in Myrmecia)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933i. Colony founding among ants, with an account of some primitive Australian species. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, viii + 179 pp. (page 74, worker described)