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Species: Iridomyrmex victorianus   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Iridomyrmex rufoniger var. victorianus Forel, 1902j PDF: 466 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 153.
Senior synonym of Iridomyrmex emeryi, Iridomyrmex parcens: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 153.
See also: Forel, 1907d PDF: 27.

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: 18 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 15 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 14 times found in Eucalyptus forest, 6 times found in Open forest, 5 times found in River Red Gum, 3 times found in Forest, 2 times found in Lignum, 1 times found in vegetated sand dunes, 2 times found in Wet sclerophyll forest, 1 times found in Rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times tending J.evagoras, 4 times nest under rock, 3 times under stone, 4 times Under rock, 3 times random foragers, 2 times tending J. erag., 2 times slope, 1 times Open grass parkland. Random ground foragers., 2 times On rock outcrop, 00 hours times Eucalyptus regnans flowers 14-15, 2 times attending larvae of Jalmenus evegoras (Lycaenidae) on Acacia mearasii, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Pitfall, 3 times direct collection, 1 times Malaise across disused snig track in forest, 2 times Pitfall 10, 1 times Malaise, 1 times Malaise across disused track in forest, 1 times Malaise across disused track in heath, 1 times Malaise in Hopping Joe Creek in forest, 1 times Pitfall 4, 1 times Berlesate, 1 times Pitfall 8, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1200 meters, 501 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Iridomyrmex victorianus: anic32032053; syntype of Iridomyrmex mattiroloi parcens: casent0922448; type of Iridomyrmex rufoniger var. victorianus: focol0016, focol0017, focol0018



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