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Species: Orectognathus antennatus   Smith, 1853 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Orectognathus antennatus Smith, 1853 PDF: 228, pl. 21, fig. 9 (w.) NEW ZEALAND. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Orectognathus septentrionalis: Brown, 1953k: 99.
See also: Brown, 1958h PDF: 36; Bolton, 2000: 21.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia bioregion

Distribution Notes:

upper North Island


native forest, in litter, logs


first record in NZ; 1927 (Brown 1953)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Sclerophyll woods, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll woods, 1 times found in Closed forest, 1 times found in ex rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under stone, 1 times Under rotten log, 1 times Nocturnal strays, 0 times Nest ex rotten log, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times In red rotten log, 1 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 304 - 1400 meters, 738 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Orectognathus antennatus: casent0900011; syntype of Orectognathus antennatus septentrionalis: casent0911209

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