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Species: Orectognathus nigriventris   Mercovich, 1958 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Orectognathus nigriventris Mercovich, 1958 PDF: 195, fig. (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Brown, 1958b PDF: 28 (in key); Bolton, 2000: 23.


  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: 4 times found in Dry Sclerophyll, 2 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in sandstone scrub, 1 times found in Sandstone valley, 0 times found in Shady dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in wet sclerophyl, 1 times found in med sclerophyll woods.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times between rocks, 2 times Under moss on granite rock, gully, 2 times between sandstone rocks, 2 times Between granite rocks, 1 times valley between rocks, 1 times Under mossy rock, 1 times Swept ex foliage, 1 times nest in soil beneath stone, 1 times Nest between rocks, 0 times In Newcastle coal measures, in fissure in sandstone rock, 1 times Gully between rocks, ...

Elevations: collected from 15 - 304 meters, 134 meters average

Type specimens: paratype: anic32-010827; paratype of Orectognathus nigriventris: casent0916645

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