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Species: Meranoplus castaneus   Smith, 1857 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus castaneus Smith, 1857a PDF: 81, pl. 2, fig. 7 (q.) BORNEO. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1910a PDF: 29 (w.).
Senior synonym of Meranoplus cordatus: Forel, 1912o PDF: 61; of Meranoplus hammaceros, Meranoplus javanus: Schödl, 1998 PDF: 378.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Meranoplus castaneus   Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 81-82, (download) 81-82 2588
Meranoplus castaneus   Forel, A., 1910, Glanures myrmecologiques., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 6-32: 24, (download) 24 4022
Meranoplus castaneus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 194, (download) 194 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times on low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 525 meters, 254 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Meranoplus bellii javanus: casent0917026; Holotype of Meranoplus castaneus: casent0901456; Holotype of Meranoplus cordatus: casent0901457; Lectotype of Meranoplus castaneus hammaceros: casent0908935

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