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Species: Myrmecia pyriformis   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecia pyriformis Smith, 1858a PDF: 144, pl. 10, figs. 1-6 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Revived status as species: Clark, 1927 PDF: 36.
Senior synonym of Myrmecia sanguinea: Brown, 1953j PDF: 9.
See also: Crawley, 1926 PDF: 377; Clark, 1951 PDF: 99.

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Locality: Australia, Adelaide env. Pavel Krásenský (c) 2012


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia pyriformis   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 729, (download) 729 4445
Myrmecia pyriformis   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 144, (download) 144 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Medium sclerophyll woods, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in Wooded ridges, Box-pine.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under stone, 1 times Nest in sand in mallee root, 1 times Mound nest at tree base.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times direct collection, 1 times Flight intercept, window/trough trap, 1 times Pit Fall Traps.

Elevations: collected from 150 - 914 meters, 504 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecia pyriformis: casent0902797

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