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Species: Monomorium rubriceps   Mayr, 1876 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Monomorium rubriceps Mayr, 1876 PDF: 101 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1914a PDF: 184 (q.).
Combination in Monomorium (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922c PDF: 170; in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 97; in Monomorium: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 284.
Senior synonym of Monomorium cinctum, Monomorium extreminigrum, Monomorium rubrum, Monomorium sanguinolentum: Heterick, 2001 PDF: 435.


  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: 15 times found in dry sclerophyll, 12 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in wet sclerophyll, 3 times found in Grazed Euc. dieback area, 2 times found in relict rainforest on volcanic hilltop, 2 times found in Med. sclerophyll, 2 times found in near lighthouse, 1 times found in Rainforest valley, 1 times found in coastal paperbark scrub, 1 times found in damaging Telecom cable junction, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times between granite rocks, 2 times on tree, 2 times nest in soil under stone, 2 times ground strays, 1 times foragers on tree, 1 times foragers low on Eucalyptus trunk, 1 times ex logs, trunks recently felled, 1 times Eucalypt litter, 1 times between vertical granite rocks, 1 times between rocks, 1 times under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Berlesate, 2 times direct collection, 1 times Pyrethrum.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 1219 meters, 367 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium rubriceps: casent0916018; syntype: anic32-015645, anic32-015646; syntype of Monomorium rubriceps: casent0902285; syntype of Monomorium rubriceps rubra: casent0908680

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