Podomyrma micans

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Podomyrma micans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. micans
Binomial name
Podomyrma micans
Mayr, 1876

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Specimen Labels




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.

  • micans. Podomyrma micans Mayr, 1876: 111 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Senior synonym of fortirugis, obscura: Taylor, 1999: 174.
  • obscura. Podomyrma obscura Stitz, 1911a: 362, fig. 9 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of micans: Taylor, 1999: 174.
  • fortirugis. Podomyrma fortirugis Viehmeyer, 1924b: 315 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of micans: Taylor, 1999: 174.

Type Material



  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 111, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1999. Nomenclatural changes in the Australasian ant genus Podomyrma Fredrick Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 34: 173-174 (page 174, Senior synonym of fortirugis and obscura)