Myrmecia murina

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Myrmecia murina
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecia pulchra)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: Myrmecia murina
Clark, 1951

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Myrmecia pulchra.


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

  • murina. Myrmecia murina Clark, 1951: 80, figs. 58-60 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 251 (l.). Junior synonym of pulchra: Brown, 1953j: 27; Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1629.


  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 27, Junior synonym of pulchra)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae: 230 pp. CSIRO, Melbourne. [(31.xii).1951.] (page 80, figs. 58-60 worker, queen, 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 1629, Junior synonym of pulchra)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971d. Ant larvae of the subfamily Myrmeciinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 47: 245-256 (page 251, larva described)