Orectognathus antennatus

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Orectognathus antennatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. antennatus
Binomial name
Orectognathus antennatus
Smith, F., 1853

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality), New Zealand (type locality).

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

  • antennatus. Orectognathus antennatus Smith, F. 1853: 228, pl. 21, fig. 9 (w.) NEW ZEALAND. Brown, 1953k: 99 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973c: 213 (l.). Senior synonym of septentrionalis: Brown, 1953k: 99. See also: Brown, 1958h: 36; Bolton, 2000: 21.
  • septentrionalis. Orectognathus antennatus var. septentrionalis Forel, 1910b: 51 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of antennatus: Brown, 1953k: 99.

Type Material

  • Holotype, queen, Wollongbar, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Syntype, worker(s), New Zealand, The Natural History Museum.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 301, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 99, queen, male described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953k. A revision of the dacetine ant genus Orectognathus. Mem. Qld. Mus. 13: 84-104 (page 99, senior synonym of septentrionalis)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 36, see also)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 40, catalogue)
  • Smith, F. 1853 [1854]. Monograph of the genus Cryptocerus, belonging to the group Cryptoceridae - family Myrmicidae - division Hymenoptera Heterogyna. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 2: 213-228 (page 228, pl. 21, fig. 9 worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1973c. The ant larvae of the tribes Basicerotini and Dacetini: second supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 49: 207-214 (page 213, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L. Jr. 1953. A revision of the dacetine ant genus Orectognathus. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 13: 84-104.
  • Forel A. 1910. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94
  • Taylor R. W. 1979. New Australian ants of the genus Orectognathus, with summary description of the twenty-nine known species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 27: 773-788.
  • 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.
  • Wheeler WM. 1927. Ants of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 62.4: 120-153.
  • Wheeler, William Morton. 1927. The Ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 62(4): 121-153