Odontomachus aciculatus

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Odontomachus aciculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. aciculatus
Binomial name
Odontomachus aciculatus
Smith, F., 1863

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • aciculatus. Odontomachus aciculatus Smith, F. 1863: 19 (w.) INDONESIA (Misool I.).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Mysol, “M”, (= Misool I., Raja Ampat Is) (A.R. Wallace).
    • Type-depository: OXUM.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1911c: 250; Emery, 1911d: 115; Stitz, 1911a: 356; Viehmeyer, 1912: 18; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 46.
    • Subspecies of cephalotes: Emery, 1887b: 428; Emery, 1892d: 561 (in text); Dalla Torre, 1893: 49.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 21; Smith, F. 1865: 70; Smith, F. 1871a: 320; Mayr, 1876: 86 (in text); Donisthorpe, 1932c: 471; Wilson, 1959a: 489; Brown, 1976a: 102, 123; Bolton, 1995b: 294.
    • Senior synonym of aeneus: Brown, 1976a: 102; Bolton, 1995b: 294.
    • Material of the unavailable name verticillatus referred here by Wilson, 1959a: 489; Brown, 1976a: 102; Bolton, 1995b: 294.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Misool), Papua New Guinea.
  • aeneus. Odontomachus aeneus Emery, 1911b: 534 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia).
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya, Wendèsi.
    • Type-depository: ITZA.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 42; Wilson, 1959a: 489.
    • Junior synonym of aciculatus: Brown, 1976a: 102; Bolton, 1995b: 294.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Odontomachus aciculatus

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “M” (= Mysol I.) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1976c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171 (page 102, Senior synonym of aeneus; page 123, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1887e. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 427-432 (page 428, Variety of cephalotes)
  • Smith, F. 1863a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Mysol, Ceram, Waigiou, Bouru and Timor. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 7: 6-48 (page 19, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1959c. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 120: 483-510 (page 489, Revived status as species, Material of the unavailable name verticillatus referred here)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1976. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section A. Introduction, subtribal characters. Genus Odontomachus. Stud. Entomol. 19: 67-171.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Emery C. 1887. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25(5): 427-473.
  • Emery C. 1911. Formicidae. Résultats de l'expédition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1903 sous les auspices de Arthur Wichmann. Nova Guinea 5: 531-539.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Emery, C. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine)." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 5, no. 25 (1887): 427-473.
  • 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.
  • Smith F. 1865. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 8: 61-94.
  • Stitz H. 1911. Australische Ameisen. (Neu-Guinea und Salomons-Inseln, Festland, Neu-Seeland). Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1911: 351-381.
  • Stitz H. 1912. Ameisen aus Ceram und Neu-Guinea. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1912: 498-514.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Wilson E. O. 1959. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia V. The tribe Odontomachini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 120: 483-510.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144