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Species: Iridomyrmex chasei   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Iridomyrmex chasei Forel, 1902j PDF: 467 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1907j PDF: 288 (m.); Forel, 1910b PDF: 52 (q.).
Senior synonym of Iridomyrmex concolor, Iridomyrmex yalgooensis: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 60.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Mallee, 15 times found in Mallee woodland, yellow sand times found in Mixed Xylomelum/Banksia heath, 5 times found in Savanna woodland, 5 times found in Mallee and Triodia on sand dune, 5 times found in sclerophyll woodland, 4 times found in Paddock, 4 times found in Paddock areas, 3 times found in Open heath, 3 times found in Black Box woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times Nest series 1, 3 times On grd., 7 times trunk strays, 5 times Stray ground foragers, 5 times soil, 1 times In grass, 4 times ground strays, 4 times nocturnal strays, 4 times Nest series, 1 times On rock, 3 times nocturnal, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times traps, 7 times Pitfall, 6 times Malaise trough, 3 times By hand, 6 times Malaise trap, 3 times trap, 3 times Pitfall trap, 3 times pitfall traps, 3 times At light, 2 times sweeping, 2 times ex yellow tray, ...

Elevations: collected from 40 - 900 meters, 375 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Iridomyrmex chasei yalgooensis: antweb1008192; Lectotype of Iridomyrmex chasei: anic32000054; syntype of Iridomyrmex chasei concolor: casent0909509; syntype of Iridomyrmex chasei yalgooensis: casent0909508; type of Iridomyrmex chasei var. yalgooensis: focol0021, focol0022, focol2831



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