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Species: Liomyrmex gestroi   (Emery, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Laparomyrmex gestroi Emery, 1887g: 461, pl. 2, fig. 16 (q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Liomyrmex: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 63.
Junior synonym of Liomyrmex caeca: Bolton, 1995b: 248 (type and other material compared).
First available replacement name for Myrmica caeca Smith, 1860b PDF: 108, which is a junior primary homonym of Myrmica caeca Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 116.
Senior synonym of Liomyrmex aurianus (and its junior synonym Liomyrmex butteli), Liomyrmex carinata, Liomyrmex froggatti, Liomyrmex major, Liomyrmex reneae, Liomyrmex tagalanus, Liomyrmex taylori: Rigato & Bolton, 2001 PDF: 254.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Andaman Is.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex rotten log, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times at night 9pm.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 800 meters, 211 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Liomyrmex froggatti major: casent0901738; syntype of Liomyrmex froggatti: casent0901736, casent0901737; syntype of Liomyrmex gestroi: casent0905754; syntype of Liomyrmex reneae: castype06922, casent0901739; syntype of Liomyrmex aurianus: casent0904615; syntype of Myrmica caeca: casent0901735; type of Liomyrmex carinatus: focol1751; types of Liomyrmex reneae: casent0006152, casent0006153

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