Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Meranoplus fenestratus   Smith, 1867 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus fenestratus Smith, 1867 PDF: 526, pl. 26, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Meranoplus pubescens: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 137.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Meranoplus pubescens: Forel, 1907d PDF: 12; Forel, 1910b PDF: 47; Forel, 1915b PDF: 48; Emery, 1924f PDF: 229.
Revived status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 67.


  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: 2 times found in Disturbed wandoo woodland, 2 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Open woodland near roadside.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Nest under strip of bark, 1 times soil/veg., 1 times soil, 1 times Nest in open soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times ex Eucalyptus tree, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Site GP3.

Type specimens: Holotype of Meranoplus fenestratus: casent0902050; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Meranoplus pubescens fenestratus christmasensis: casent0908946

See something amiss? Send us an email.