Myrmecia queenslandica

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

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Specimen Labels



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • queenslandica. Myrmecia michaelseni r. queenslandica Forel, 1915b: 4 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 112; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 12. Senior synonym of overbecki: Clark, 1943: 112. Raised to species: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1663.
  • overbecki. Myrmecia michaelseni subsp. overbecki Viehmeyer, 1924a: 222 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of queenslandica: Clark, 1943: 112.

Type Material



  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 112, Combination in Promyrmecia)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 112, Senior synonym of overbecki)
  • 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 4, worker 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 1663, Raised to species)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 12, Combination in Myrmecia)