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Genus: Echinopla   Smith, 1857 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 33 valid species, 3 valid subspecies

Echinopla Smith, 1857a PDF: 79. Type-species: Echinopla melanarctos, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, 1911g PDF: 162. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Echinopla in Camponotinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 367 [Camponotidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 272.
Echinopla in Camponotinae, Polyrhachidini: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Echinopla in Formicinae, Camponotini: Wheeler, 1922: 701; Emery, 1925d PDF: 210; all subsequent authors except the following.
Genus Echinopla references
Smith, 1858a PDF: 197 (diagnosis); Smith, 1862d PDF: 415 (catalogue); Roger, 1863b PDF: 9, 21 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 408, 428 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 7, 10 (Echinopla, Mesoxena diagnoses); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 65 (diagnosis); Forel, 1878c PDF: 368 (diagnosis); Emery, 1896j: 382 (catalogue); Emery, 1898a PDF: 231 (additions to 1896a catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 210 (diagnosis, catalogue); Emery, 1925d PDF: 212 (Mesoxena diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 253, 256 (Asia Echinopla, Mesoxena checklists); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 122 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 24 (Australia checklist); Bolton, 1994: 50 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 183 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 95 (Australia synopsis); Xu & Zhou, 2015 PDF:7 (species groupings, catalogue, species key, distribution in China).

Taxon Page Images:



Echinopla australis, Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions (based on species list records).

Australasia Region: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Indomalaya Region: Borneo, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Echinopla   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 197, (download) 197 8127
Echinopla   Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 79, (download) 79 2588
Echinopla   Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 80, (download) 80 2588


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