Notoncus enormis

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Notoncus enormis
Notoncus enormis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Notoncus
Species: N. enormis
Binomial name
Notoncus enormis
Szabó, 1910

Notoncus enormis side view

Notoncus enormis top view

Specimen labels


  • 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.
  • Larger species, maximum head width exceeding 1.9 mm; appressed pubescence almost entirely restricted to gaster; head and mesosoma much more coarsely sculptured, individual cephalic striae clearly wider than an eye facet; propodeum angular, not rounded.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -22.5358° to -35.5361°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • enormis. Notoncus enormis Szabó, 1910a: 368, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 206 (l.). See also: Brown, 1955d: 489.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206. 
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.