Steven O. Shattuck

Steven O. Shattuck, Australian entomologist specialising on the systematics of ants (Formicidae).

  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Building 46, Biology Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Taxon names authored

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(List may be incomplete)


  • Shattuck, S.O. 1992: Review of the dolichoderine ant genus Iridomyrmex Mayr with descriptions of three new genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 31: 13–18. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1992.tb00453.x PDF


  • Shattuck, S.O. 1993: Revision of the Iridomyrmex purpureus species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebrate taxonomy, 7: 113–149. DOI: 10.1071/IT9930113
  • Shattuck, S.O. 1993: Revision of the Iridomyrmex calvus species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebrate taxonomy, 7: 1303–1325. DOI: 10.1071/IT9931303



  • Shattuck, S.O. 2007: New species of Myrmicine ants from Western Australia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1661: 47–53. Abstract & excerpt
  • Berry, Green & Shattuck, S.O. 1997. Species of Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) established in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 24: 25–33.


  • Shattuck, S.O.; McMillan, P., 1998: Revision of the species of the Iridomyrmex conifer group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with notes on their biology. Australian journal of zoology, 46: 301–315. DOI: 10.1071/ZO98033
  • McArthur, Adams & Shattuck, S.O., 1998: A morphological and molecular review of Camponotus terebrans (Lowne) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 45: 579–598. Reference page


  • Shattuck, S.O., 1999. Australian ants. Their biology and identification. Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy, 3: 1–226.


  • McArthur & Shattuck, S.O., 2001. A taxonomic revision of the Camponotus macrocephalus species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 125(1): 25–43.


  • Shattuck, S.O. & Hinkley, 2002: Second species in the Australian ant genus Peronomyrmex Viehmeyer (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 41: 104–105.
  • Shattuck, S.O. & McArthur, 2002: A taxonomic revision of the Camponotus wiederkehri and perjurus species-groups (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 126(2): 63–90.


  • Shattuck, S.O., Porter & Wojcik, 2004. Case 3069. Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name.` Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 56: 27–30.


  • Shattuck, S.O., 2005. Review of the Camponotus aureopilus species-group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), including a second Camponotus with a metapleural gland. Zootaxa, 903: 1–20.


  • Shattuck, S.O., 2006. A third species in the rare Australian ant genus Peronomyrmex Viehmeyer (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1194: 49–55.
  • Shattuck, S.O. & Barnett, 2006. Australian species of the ant genus Diacamma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 8: 13–19.
  • Sosa-Calvo, Shattuck, S.O. & Schultz, 2006. Dacetine ants of Panama: new records and description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae: Dacetini). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108(4): 814–821.


  • Shattuck, S.O.; Barnett, N.J. 2007: Revision of the ant genus Mayriella. Pp. 437-458 in Snelling, R.R.; Fisher, B.L.; Ward, P.S. (eds.) Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E.O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80 PDF
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2007. New species of myrmicine ants from Western Australia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1661: 47–53.


  • Shattuck, S.O., 2008. Australian ants of the genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 1677: 25–45.
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2008. Revision of the ant genus Prionopelta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)in the Indo-Pacific region. Zootaxa, 1846: 21–34.
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2008. Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr). Zootaxa, 1926: 1–19.


  • Smith, D.J.; Shattuck, S. 2009: Six new, unusually small ants of the genus Leptomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 2142: 57–68. Abstract & excerpt PDF
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2009. A revision the Australian species of the ant genus Myrmecina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 2146: 1–21.
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2009. Austromorium, a new myrmicine ant genus from Australia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 2193: 62–68.
  • Shattuck, S.O. & Janda, 2009. A new species of the Camponotus aureopilus Viehmeyer, 1914 species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Papua New Guinea. Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 12: 251–253.


  • LaPolla, J.S.; Brady, S.G.; Shattuck, S.O. 2010: Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Prenolepis genus-group of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic entomology, 35: 118–131. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00492.x
  • LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, S.O., 2010. Designation of a neotype for Paratrechina currens Motschoulsky, 1863. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 481: 1–2.


  • Heterick, B.E.; Shattuck, S. 2011: Revision of the ant genus Iridomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 2845: 1–174. Preview Reference page
  • LaPolla, J.S., Brady & Shattuck, S.O., 2011. Monograph of Nylanderia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World: an introduction to the systematics and biology of the genus. Zootaxa, 3110: 1–9.
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2011. Revision of the ant genus Calyptomyrmex Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South-east Asia and Oceania. Zootaxa, 2743: 1–26.
  • Shattuck, S.O., 2011. Turneria rosschinga sp.n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new dolichoderine ant from Australia. Myrmecological News, 15: 125–128.


  • Shattuck, S.O. & Slipinska, 2012. Revision of the Australian species of the ant genus Anochetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 3426: 1–28.
  • Shattuck, S.O., Gunawardene & Heterick, 2012. A revision of the ant genus Probolomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Proceratiinae) in Australia and Melanesia. Zootaxa, 3444: 40–50.


  • Shattuck, S.O. & Marsden, 2013. Australian species of the ant genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 3716(2): 101–143.
  • Shattuck, S.O. & O'Reilly, 2013. Revision of the Australian endemic ant genera Pseudonotoncus and Teratomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Zootaxa, 3669(3): 287–301.






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