Notoncus spinisquamis

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Notoncus spinisquamis
Notoncus spinisquamis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Notoncus
Species: N. spinisquamis
Binomial name
Notoncus spinisquamis
(André, 1896)

Notoncus spinisquamis side view

Notoncus spinisquamis top view

Specimen labels


  • Scutcllum absent, the metanotal spiracles may be connected by a low ridge); humeri rounded, not projecting to any marked extent.
  • Large, slender species with long appendages, the antennal scapes much longer than (usually at least 1.2x) the length of the head proper, including clypeus.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -26.85000038° to -43.36666667°.

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.

  • spinisquamis. Melophorus spinisquamis André, 1896b: 254 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 205 (l.). Combination in Diodontolepis: Wheeler, W.M. 1920: 53; in Notoncus: Brown, 1955d: 493.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Andersen A. N. 1986. Diversity, seasonality and community organization of ants at adjacents heath and woodland sites in South-Eastern Asutralia. Australian Journal of Zoolology 34: 53-64.
  • 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.
  • Burwell C.J., and A. Nakamura. 2011. Distribution of ant speces along an altitudinal transect in continuous rainforest in subtropical Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum -Nature 55(2): 391-411.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Lowery B. B., and R. J. Taylor. 1994. Occurrence of ant species in a range of sclerophyll forest communities at Old Chum Dam, north-eastern Tasmania. Australian Entomologist 21: 11-14.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.