Orectognathus hystrix

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Orectognathus hystrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Orectognathus
Species: O. hystrix
Binomial name
Orectognathus hystrix
Taylor & Lowery, 1972

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -7.25° to -7.25°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

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.

  • hystrix. Orectognathus hystrix Taylor & Lowery, 1972: 307, pl. 1 (w.m.) NEW GUINEA. See also: Bolton, 2000: 23.

Type Material



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 301, catalogue)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Lowery, B. B. 1972. The New Guinean species of the ant genus Orectognathus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 11: 306-310 (page 307, pl. 1 worker, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bolton, B. 2000. The Ant Tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.
  • Taylor R. W.; B. B. Lowery. 1972. The New Guinean species of the ant genus Orectognathus Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 11: 306-310.