Notoncus capitatus

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Notoncus capitatus
Notoncus capitatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Notoncus
Species: N. capitatus
Binomial name
Notoncus capitatus
Forel, 1915

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  • Scutellum in the form of a thick, rounded tumulus or oval process.
  • Propodeum distinctly, widely and rather coarsely striate, and largely subopaque throughout; dorsum of gaster generally densely punctulate (weakly so in some individuals) and with dense appressed pubescence; mandibles largely smooth and shining above, with coarse punctures.
  • Smaller species, maximum head width less than 1.6 mm; appressed pubescence present on all body tagmata, almost as thick on propodeum as on gaster, with density otherwise diminishing cephalad; head and mesosoma relatively finely sculptured, individual cephalic striae narrower than the diameter of an eye facet; propodeum rounded, not angular.

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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.

  • capitatus. Notoncus capitatus Forel, 1915b: 90, pl. 1, fig. 8 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of enormis: Brown, 1955d: 489. Revived from synonymy and senior synonym of minor, mjobergi: Taylor, 1992a: 61.
  • mjobergi. Notoncus mjobergi Forel, 1915b: 91 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of enormis: Brown, 1955d: 489; of capitatus: Taylor, 1992a: 61.
  • minor. Notoncus capitatus var. minor Viehmeyer, 1925b: 139 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of enormis: Brown, 1955d: 489; of capitatus: Taylor, 1992a: 61.

Type Material



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. (1955). A revision of the Australian ant genus Notoncus Emery, with notes on the other genera of Melophorini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 113: 471–494.
  • Forel, A. (1915). Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Arkiv för Zoologi, 9(16): 1–119.
  • Taylor, R. W. (1992). Nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Guinean ants of the subfamily Formicinae. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 31: 57–69.
  • Viehmeyer, H. (1925). Formiciden der australischen Faunenregion. (Schluss.). Entomologische Mitteilungen. Berlin-Dahlem, 14: 139–149.