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Species: Orectognathus echinus   Taylor & Lowery, 1972 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Orectognathus echinus Taylor & Lowery, 1972: 310, pl. 2 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Bolton, 2000: 22.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Flat rainforest nr. river, 1 times found in Gully rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times nest in wet soil bank under log, 1 times nest under rock, steep soil bank, 1 times nest in wet soild bank, 1 times foraging, leaf litter, am., 1 times foraging in leaf litter and on ground.

Elevations: collected from 609 - 1370 meters, 1091 meters average

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-017821; paratype: anic32-017822, anic32-017823, anic32-017827, anic32-017828; paratype of Orectognathus echinus: casent0900014, casent0916660

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