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Species: Meranoplus rugosus   Crawley, 1922 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus hirsutus r. rugosa Crawley, 1922a PDF: 443 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Taylor, 1990d PDF: 39.


  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 native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Acacia rostellifera scrub, white quartz sand times found in Banksia open woodland, Adenanthos understorey, 1 times found in Degraded tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) woodland with groundcover of exotic weeds, 1 times found in Heathland; white sand, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., semi-rural environ., 1 times found in Surburban property.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times soil, 1 times Nest, 1 times soil/base of tree, 1 times Sand and lawn, 1 times Among Allocasuarina twig litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times Pitfall.

Type specimens: syntype of Meranoplus hirsutus rugosa: casent0902052

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