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Genus: Orectognathus   Smith, 1853 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 29 valid species

Orectognathus Smith, 1853 PDF: 227. Type-species: Orectognathus antennatus, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Orectognathus in Poneridae, Myrmicidae: Smith, 1858a PDF: 161.
Genus Orectognathus references
Roger, 1863b PDF: 40 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 439 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 26 (diagnosis); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 148 (catalogue); Emery, 1924f PDF: 318 (diagnosis, catalogue); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 105 (Asia checklist); Brown, 1953k: 87 (diagnosis, all species key); Brown, 1958b PDF: 17, 22, 27 (supplement to preceding, Arnoldidris species key, Orectognathus species key); Brown, 1958h PDF: 36 (New Zealand species); Taylor, 1977 PDF: 585 (all species key); Taylor, 1978b PDF: 9 (all species key); Taylor, 1980a PDF: 779 (species notes, supplement to 1977 key); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 72 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 51 (Australia, New Caledonia & New Zealand checklists); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1051 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 301 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 150 (Australia synopsis); Bolton, 1999 PDF: 1655 (diagnosis, review of genus, phylogeny); Bolton, 2000: 19 (diagnosis, species synopsis); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 223 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



Orectognathus versicolor. The predatory mandibles of trap-jaw ants must also be used for delicate tasks around the nest. Here, a worker transports a larva. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Indomalaya Region: Indonesia

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Orectognathus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 141, (download) 141 8127
Orectognathus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 161, (download) 161 8127


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