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Species: Discothyrea antarctica   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Discothyrea antarctica Emery, 1895d PDF: 266 (footnote) (w.) NEW ZEALAND. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Emery, 1895f PDF: 636.].


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

Distribution Notes:

throughout country


native forest, in litter, logs

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Nothofagus forest, 1 times found in above bushline, 1 times found in mixed forest, 1 times found in Nothofagus spp., 1 times found in Pinus sp. plantation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times litter, 2 times leaf mould, 1 times Kandallah Bush, ex leaf mould, 0 times ex rotting Ponga stump, 1 times ex leaf mould, 1 times podocarp mixed broadleaf, 1 times Nothofagus fusca-podocarp, 1 times nest in clay lump floor of bush, 1 times mixed broadleaf.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Winkler, 1 times X Berlese funnel X moss sample.

Elevations: collected from 48 - 900 meters, 518 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Discothyrea antarctica: casent0903857

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