Odontomachus testaceus

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Odontomachus testaceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. testaceus
Binomial name
Odontomachus testaceus
Emery, 1897

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Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.

  • testaceus. Odontomachus tyrannicus var. testacea Emery, 1897d: 557 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Raised to species and senior synonym of gulosus, nigrifrons, nubila: Wilson, 1959a: 500.
  • gulosus. Odontomachus gulosus Emery, 1901h: 160 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of testaceus: Wilson, 1959a: 500.
  • nubila. Odontomachus gulosus var. nubila Emery, 1911c: 250 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of testaceus: Wilson, 1959a: 500.
  • nigrifrons. Odontomachus nigrifrons Donisthorpe, 1940c: 106 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of testaceus: Wilson, 1959a: 500.



  • Emery, C. 1897d. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 546-576 (page 557, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 120: 483-510 (page 500, Raised to species, and senior synonym of gulosus, nigrifrons and nubila.)