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Species: Iridomyrmex splendens   Forel, 1907 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Iridomyrmex mattiroloi var. splendens Forel, 1907j PDF: 290 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 139.
Senior synonym of Iridomyrmex vicinus: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 139.

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: 5 times found in Euc. pauciflora, stellulata and perriniana forest, 4 times found in Sclerophyll, 4 times found in Eucalyptus forest, 1 times found in Foredune, 4 times found in Coastal heath, near lighthouse, 4 times found in wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in Acacia rostellifera scrub, 3 times found in Att. Jalmenus evagoras, 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Heath, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Litter, 3 times nest under log, 2 times ex Eucalyptus stellulata, 2 times under stone, 1 times nest in sand, 1 times Nest in aluminium beer can on ground, 1 times Nest - moving colum, on ground, 1 times Low dirt mound, 1 times Hawkesbury sandstone, 1 times from flowers, Banksia sp., 1 times Foraging in column on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Pitfall, 3 times By hand, 2 times WB line malaise over Beehive Creek, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times pitfalls, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times Arboreal Pitfalls, 1 times by sweeping, 1 times control pitfalls, 1 times hand collection, 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 73 - 1730 meters, 1081 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex splendens: casent0909547; syntype of Iridomyrmex vicinus: antweb1008195



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