Nylanderia obscura bismarckensis

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Nylanderia obscura bismarckensis
Nylanderia obscura bismarckensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: N. obscura
Subspecies: N. obscura bismarckensis
Trinomial name
Nylanderia obscura bismarckensis
(Forel, 1901)

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea, Solomon Islands.
Malagasy Region: Réunion.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • bismarckensis. Prenolepis obscura r. bismarckensis Forel, 1901b: 26 (w.q.m.) NEW GUINEA (Bismarck Archipelago). Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 221; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 127.

Type Material



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 221, Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia))
  • Forel, A. 1901c. Formiciden aus dem Bismarck-Archipel, auf Grundlage des von Prof. Dr. F. Dahl gesammelten Materials. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 4-37 (page 26, worker, queen, male described)