Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
Rank
family
Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:76a5562e-761b-4597-9ab7-0c79030cd9cd

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=family:FORMICIDAE
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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A JSON view of this information is here here
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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Description

The foraging habits and degree of specialisation of ants vary considerably. Mostly, they are opportunistic generalists, preying on or foraging for any available food source. Such an omnivorous diet may include seeds, nectar, arthropod prey, carcasses, and carbohydrate rich exudates from specialised plant nectaries or honeydew from plant-feeding insects such as leafhoppers or aphids (Hemiptera) or lepidopteran caterpillars. ... source: What bug is that

Online resources

BowerBird
Images, Occurrence record
Citizen Science
Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Images, Occurrence record, Video Page Url
Flickr EOL
Video Page Url, Images, Occurrence record
Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
NatureShare
Images, Occurrence record
What bug is that
Description, Distribution, Images, Occurrence record
Wikipedia
Images, Occurrence record

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
FORMICIDAE

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Formica amyoti Le Guillou, 1841 Le Guillou, 1841
Published in: Le Guillou, E.J.F. 1841. Catalogue raisonné des insectes hyménoptères recueillis dans le voyage de circumnavigation des corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. Vol. 10 pp. 311-324
Formica inequalis Lowne, 1865 Lowne, 1865
Published in: Lowne, B.T. 1865. Contributions to the natural history of Australian ants. Entomologist Vol. 2 pp. 331-336
Formica minuta Lowne, 1865 Lowne, 1865
Published in: Lowne, B.T. 1865. Contributions to the natural history of Australian ants. Entomologist Vol. 2 pp. 331-336
Turneria frenchi Forel, 1911 Forel, 1911
Published in: Forel, A. 1911. Ameisen aus Java beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. Notes Leyden Mus. Vol. 33 pp. 193-218

Common Names

Common name Source
Ants
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Fourmis
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
HYMENOPTERA
superfamily
VESPOIDEA
family
FORMICIDAE  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Aenictinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Amblyoponinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Cerapachyinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Dolichoderinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Ectatomminae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Formicinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Heteroponerinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Leptanillinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Myrmeciinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Myrmicinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Ponerinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Proceratiinae  Recorded in Australia
subfamily
Pseudomyrmecinae  Recorded in Australia
unranked
Polyrhachis sericeopubescens  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

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