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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

Revived status as species: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 490.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus aruanus and material of the unavailable names Odontomachus fusca, CANNOT FIND TAXON WITH ID 442482, Odontomachus longitudinalis, Odontomachus tamensis, Odontomachus ternatensis referred here: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 491.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus ajax and material of the unavailable names Odontomachus cooktownensis, Odontomachus obtusa, Odontomachus yorkensis referred here: Brown, 1976a: 103.
See also: Crawley, 1922a PDF: 441; Brown, 1976a: 120.


  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 Grassy open forest, 2 times found in S.l. rainforest, 2 times found in Wet sclerophyll rainforest, 2 times found in Lowland rainforest, 2 times found in Araucaria forest, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll, rainforest, 1 times found in Med. sclerophyll woods, ...

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

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 Pitfall, 1 times Pitfalls, 1 times Pyrethrum, 1 times baited pitfall traps, 1 times search, 1 times baited window trap, ...

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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