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Species: Odontomachus cephalotes   Smith, 1863 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Odontomachus cephalotes Smith, 1863a PDF: 19 (w.) INDONESIA (Seram I.). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 21; Smith, F. 1865: 70; Smith, 1871a: 320; Mayr, 1886c PDF: 363; Emery, 1887f PDF: 428; Emery, 1892f PDF: 561 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 49; Crawley, 1922a PDF: 441 (redescription); Wilson, 1959c PDF: 490; Brown, 1976c PDF: 103, 120; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 36; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 48; Bolton, 1995b: 295.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus ajax: Brown, 1976c PDF: 103; Bolton, 1995b: 295.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 58 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 2 times found in Araucaria forest, 2 times found in Grassy open forest, 2 times found in S.l. rainforest, 2 times found in Wet sclerophyll rainforest, 2 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Melaleuca, 1 times found in moist forest, 1 times found in Monsoon forest gully ecotonal to savanna, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times sieved litter, 6 times ground strays, 4 times In soil, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 4 times Litter, 4 times In soil under wood, 3 times ex rotten log, 3 times Under stone, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Berlesate, 7 times direct collection, 3 times Winkler, 3 times Flight intercept, 2 times Pyrethrum knockdown, 1 times trap, 1 times Berlesate ANIC 312, 1 times Berlesate, baited pitfall traps, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Pitfalls, 1 times Pyrethrum, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1219 meters, 303 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Odontomachus ruficeps cephalotes tamensis: casent0915897; syntype of Odontomachus cephalotes: casent0901336; syntype of Odontomachus cephalotes cruenta: casent0901489; syntype of Odontomachus ruficeps aruanus: casent0915241, casent0916850; syntype of Odontomachus ajax: casent0907441; syntype of Odontomachus ruficeps cephalotes cooktownensis: casent0907442; syntype of Odontomachus ruficeps cephalotes cruenta: casent0904005; syntype of Odontomachus ruficeps cephalotes fusca: casent0904004; syntype of Odontomachus ruficeps cephalotes obtusa: casent0904003; syntype of Odontomachus ruficeps cephalotes ternatensis: casent0907437; type of Odontomachus ruficeps r. acutidens var. yorkensis: focol1071; type of Odontomachus ruficeps r. cephalotes var. tamensis: focol1075, focol1076, focol1077; type of Odontomachus ruficeps subsp. cephalotes var. ternatensis: focol0582

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