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Species: Myrmecia forceps   Roger, 1861 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecia forceps Roger, 1861a PDF: 34 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Myrmecia obscuriceps: Clark, 1951 PDF: 24; of Myrmecia singularis: Brown, 1953j PDF: 7.


  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 Dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Rich red mallee, 1 times found in Mallee ridge, 1 times found in Medium sclerophyll woods, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Coastal mallee, 1 times found in Open sclerophyll, white granite soil, 1 times found in Disturbed wandoo woodland, 1 times found in Open woodland near roadside, 1 times found in Hills, dry sclerophyll, silurian soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Small covered crater at base of white gum, 1 times No mound, small hole in ground only sign of nest., 1 times no mound, hole in sand, 1 times Nest with single entrance hole, 1 times Nest 9ft from nest of M. fuscipes, 1 times Nest 4 1/2 ft from nest of M. pyriformis, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times Common in sand, 1 times At camp light, 1 times Typical nest, mimic of M. atrata, 1 times Small mound covered crater, timid, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Night collection.

Elevations: collected from 167 - 914 meters, 572 meters average

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-011550; paratype: anic32-011549; type of Myrmecia forceps: focol0818; type of Myrmecia forceps var. obscuriceps: focol0819

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