Notoncus hickmani

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Notoncus hickmani
Notoncus hickmani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Notoncus
Species: N. hickmani
Binomial name
Notoncus hickmani
Clark, 1930

Notoncus hickmani side view

Notoncus hickmani top view

Specimen labels


A common species of the Perth region.


  • Scutcllum absent, or at best not sharply differentiated and not forming any kind of prominent process projecting dorsad, the metanotal spiracles may be connected by a low ridge; humeri rounded, not projecting to any marked extent.
  • Smaller, more robust species, the antennal scapes rarely, if ever, longer than the head proper, including clypeus, and usually shorter.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -17.86667° to -41.44006°.

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.




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

  • hickmani. Notoncus hickmani Clark, 1930a: 126, fig. 1, no. 14 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71; in Notoncus; Brown, 1955d: 492. Senior synonym of rotundiceps: Brown, 1955d: 492.
  • rotundiceps. Notoncus rotundiceps Clark, 1930a: 127, fig. 1, no. 15 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71. Junior synonym of hickmani: Brown, 1955d: 492.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • 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.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Clark J. 1930. Some new Australian Formicidae. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (n.s.)42: 116-128.
  • 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.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.