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Species: Myrmecia varians   Mayr, 1876 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecia varians Mayr, 1876 PDF: 94 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943 PDF: 126; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j PDF: 15.
See also: Clark, 1951 PDF: 181.


  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: 6 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 2 times found in Callitris-red gum sav. woodland, 2 times found in Coastal mallee, 15" rainfall, 1 times found in Wheatbelt wandoo-Eucalyptus; Ecotone, 1 times found in Mallee and spinifax, 1 times found in Mallee woodland, 1 times found in Costal mallee, 1 times found in Mallee, 8" rainfall, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground nest, 1 times Forager on gum tree, 1 times forager on ground, 1 times Diurnal collection, 1 times 9am, 3 foragers on mallee stems, 1 times Under Collytris, 1 times Typical nest in sand, 1 times Trunk strays, evening, 1 times Trunk strays, 1 times Outside gorge approach, 1 times On tree, 7am, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times By hand, 1 times On red gum near Murry R., 1 times search, 1 times wet pits.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 450 meters, 266 meters average

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-017878; paratype: anic32-017879; syntype: anic32-017883, mvma32-006654, mvma32-017880, mvma32-017881, mvma32-017882; syntype of Myrmecia varians: casent0902804, casent0915838; syntype of Promyrmecia shepherdi: antweb1008294; syntype of Promyrmecia wilsoni: antweb1008296; type of Myrmecia varians: focol0828

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