Nothomyrmecia macrops

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Nothomyrmecia macrops


Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Myrmeciinae
Tribus: Prionomyrmecini
Genus: Nothomyrmecia
Species: Nothomyrmecia macrops


  • Nothomyrmecia macrops Clark, 1934
    • Authority for current placement: original
    • Current status: valid species
    • Original combination(s)/spelling(s): Nothomyrmecia macrops
    • Original genus: Nothomyrmecia Clark, 1934
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: syntypes (2)
      • Fixation: automatic ('Described from two examples ...')
      • Description: 2 workers
      • Repository: NMV (see p. 8, 'The types of the new forms are in the National Museum, Melbourne')
    • Type locality: 'Western Australia, Russell Range'
    • ZooBank


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Additional references[edit]

  • Taylor, R.W. 1978: Nothomyrmecia macrops: a living-fossil ant rediscovered. Science, 201(4360): 979–985. DOI: 10.1126/science.201.4360.979 PDF
  • Characterization of microsatellite loci in the primitive ant Nothomyrmecia macrops Clark.
  • Novel exocrine glands in the hindleg tarsi of the ant Nothomyrmecia macrops.
  • Polyandry and colony genetic structure in the primitive ant Nothomyrmecia macrops.
  • Daughters inherit colonies from mothers in the 'living-fossil' ant Nothomyrmecia macrops.
  • Patterns of population subdivision and gene flow in the ant Nothomyrmecia macrops reflected in microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers.
  • The larval and egg stages of the primitive ant Nothomyrmecia macrops Clark (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).