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Species: Leptomyrmex rufithorax   Forel, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus var. rufithorax Forel, 1915b PDF: 83 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 91 (m.); Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 54 (ergatoid q.).
Raised to species: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 53.
Senior synonym of Leptomyrmex basirufus: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 53.


  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: 6 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in Closed RF, 4 times found in wet sclerophyll forest, 1 times found in Coastal Sclerophyll, 3 times found in Poor rainforest, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Heavy dry sclerophyll.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times in rotten log on ground, 4 times ground forager(s), 1 times ground forager(s) RF, 1 times on rocks along track, 1 times ground foragers RF, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ground nest, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times Nest under log, 1 times In log, 1 times Ground strays, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times at light.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 450 meters, 209 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-001986; syntype of Leptomyrmex rufithorax: casent0909491

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