Orectognathus clarki

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Orectognathus clarki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. clarki
Binomial name
Orectognathus clarki
Brown, 1953

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Specimen Labels

Described from southern Victoria, this species had previously been recorded from high rainfall areas near the south coast (WA), notably the Porongorup and Stirling Ranges. Recently, a worker was collected by vegetation vacuuming in the Worsley mining area south-east of Perth. This constitutes a first record for Jarrah-Marri woodland in the Darling Range. (Heterick 2009)


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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.

  • clarki. Orectognathus clarki Brown, 1953k: 94, figs. 1, 2 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955a: 126 (l.); Crozier, 1968b: 87 (k.). See also: Bolton, 2000: 21.

Type Material



  • 2n = 30 (Australia) (Crozier, 1968d).