Myrmecia mandibularis

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Myrmecia mandibularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. mandibularis
Binomial name
Myrmecia mandibularis
Smith, F., 1858

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • mandibularis. Myrmecia mandibularis Smith, F. 1858b: 145 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1943: 138 (q.m.). Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia): Emery, 1911d: 21; in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 64; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 137; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j: 4. Senior synonym of aureorufa, postpetiolaris: Clark, 1943: 137; of coelatinoda, laevinodis: Brown, 1953j: 4. See also: Crawley, 1926: 385; Clark, 1951: 151; Ogata, 1991a: 359.
  • aureorufa. Myrmecia mandibularis subsp. aureorufa Forel, 1910b: 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of mandibularis: Clark, 1943: 137.
  • coelatinoda. Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) fulvipes subsp. coelatinoda Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 72 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 147. Junior synonym of mandibularis: Brown, 1953j: 4.
  • postpetiolaris. Myrmecia mandibularis subsp. postpetiolaris Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 65 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of mandibularis: Clark, 1943: 137.
  • laevinodis. Promyrmecia laevinodis Clark, 1943: 139, pl. 17, figs. 94, 95 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of mandibularis: Brown, 1953j: 4.

Type Material

  • Myrmecia mandibularis: Holotype, worker, Australia, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.
  • Myrmecia mandibularis: Syntype, worker(s), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, The Natural History Museum.
  • Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) fulvipes caelatinoda Wheeler, 1933: Holotype, unknown (apparently lost), Belair, South Australia, Australia.
  • Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) mandibularis postpetiolaris Wheeler, 1933: Syntype, 2 workers (1 missing head), Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
  • Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) mandibularis postpetiolaris Wheeler, 1933: Syntype, worker(s), male(s), Mt. Lofty, South Australia; Ballarat, Victoria; Warren River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • Promyrmecia laevinodis Clark, 1943: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), Armadale, Albany, and Bunbury, WA, Lucindale, Melrose and Kangaroo Island, SA and Mallee, VIC, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.

Description

References

The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the New General Catalogue.

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 4, Combination in Myrmecia)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 4, Senior synonym of coelatinoda and laevinodis)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 138, queen, male described)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 137, Combination in Promyrmecia)
  • Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 137, Senior synonym of aureorufa and postpetiolaris)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. Vol. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae. Melbourne: CSIRO, 230 pp. (page 151, see also)
  • Crawley, W. C. 1926. A revision of some old types of Formicidae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1925: 373-393 (page 385, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 21, Combination in M. (Pristomyrmecia))
  • Ogata, K. 1991a. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a review of the species groups and their phylogenetic relationships (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Syst. Entomol. 16: 353-381 (page 359, see also)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 145, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933i. Colony founding among ants, with an account of some primitive Australian species. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, viii + 179 pp. (page 64, Combination in M. (Promyrmecia))

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