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Species: Iridomyrmex discors   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Iridomyrmex discors Forel, 1902j PDF: 464 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Iridomyrmex aeneogaster, Iridomyrmex occipitalis: Shattuck, 1996A PDF: 39.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in eucalypt woodland, grass, 2 times found in urban parkland, 2 times found in open woodland, 2 times found in eucalypt woodland, 2 times found in low shrubs, 2 times found in low shrubs on sand, 2 times found in coastal shrubs, 2 times found in SE Shore, 2 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times On ground, 4 times Nest in soil, 2 times soil, 2 times ground foragers, 2 times Dune top, 2 times Cane grass, 2 times Triodia, 1 times tending T.albocincta, 1 times tending J.daemeli, 1 times small entrances, no mounds, many nests, single colony, 1 times random ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times traps, 3 times Pitfall, 2 times By hand, 2 times suction sample, 1 times honey bait at noon, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfalls, 1 times Site N06, 1 times sweeping, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1050 meters, 305 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex discors: casent0915580; syntype of Iridomyrmex discors occipitalis: antweb1008191; syntype of Iridomyrmex discors occipitalis: casent0909523; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Iridomyrmex discors occipitalis exilior: casent0909524

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