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Species: Anochetus rectangularis   Mayr, 1876 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Anochetus rectangularis Mayr, 1876 PDF: 86 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Anochetus diabolus: Brown, 1978c: 558 (see also p. 597).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638

Group of rectangularisHNS. Australian species of medium size with more or less axially compressed petiolar node; in 3 of the species, nodal summit transverse and concave in the middle, the free angles forming teeth in one of these species ( paripungensHNS, rectangularisHNS, armstrongiHNS). In the fourth species ( turneriHNS) the node is thick and rounded above (fig. 33), but this species seems otherwise related to rectangularisHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Scarp base, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open woodland, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open-woodland, 1 times found in Eucalyptus savanna, 1 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 1 times found in Ground strays, 1 times found in On deserted g., 1 times found in open woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under log, 1 times Under large rock, 1 times random foragers, 1 times nest under log, 1 times Nest on mound of abandoned Irid. purpureus, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times ex termite mound, 1 times Detectus mound, 1 times collected at night, 1 times under rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times intercept trap, 1 times Site GP5.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 500 meters, 281 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus rectangularis: casent0907410, casent0915895

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