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Species: Melophorus turneri   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Melophorus turneri Forel, 1910b PDF: 63 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Melophorus (Erimelophorus): Wheeler, 1935c PDF: 71.
Status as species: Viehmeyer, 1914b: 43; Emery, 1925b: 12; Clark, 1938: 375; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 124; Bolton, 1995b: 250; Heterick, 2009: 98; Heterick et al., 2017 10.3897/zookeys.700.11784 PDF : 314 (redescription).


  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: 4 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in riparian woodland, 1 times found in dry closed-forest, 1 times found in Sandplain/laterite heathland, 1 times found in Sandstone breakaway, 1 times found in Heathland, light soil, 1 times found in Lateritic sandplain proteaceous heathland with small trees.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times soil, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times On ground, 1 times On bare ground, 1 times In soil, 1 times Forager on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times Pitfall, 2 times By hand, 2 times direct collection, 1 times Site O45.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 610 meters, 273 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Melophorus pillipes: antweb1038577, antweb1038578, antweb1038579, casent0912333, casent0912334; syntype of Melophorus turneri: casent0909822, casent0909823; syntype of Melophorus turneri aesopus: antweb1038560, casent0172012; syntype of Melophorus turneri candidus: antweb1038564, antweb1038565; syntype of Melophorus turneri aesopus: casent0909824, casent0909825; syntype of Melophorus turneri candidus: casent0912335

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