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Species: Papyrius nitidus   (Mayr, 1862) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Papyrius nitidus clitellarius, Papyrius nitidus oceanicus, Papyrius nitidus queenslandensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Iridomyrmex nitida Mayr, 1862 PDF: 702 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1901c: 20 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1951 PDF: 186 (l.); Crozier, 1969a PDF: 250 (k.).
Combination in Papyrius: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 17.
Senior synonym of Papyrius tuberculatus: Mayr, 1870b PDF: 955.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Papyrius nitidus clitellarius, Papyrius nitidus oceanicus, Papyrius nitidus queenslandensis.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in woodland, 4 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 4 times found in native veg., rural environ., 2 times found in Closed low shrubland, 2 times found in Heath on sand, 1 times found in Relict woodland, scattered jarrah/marri, white soil, 1 times found in Coatal woodland, 1 times found in Suburban woodland, gravel and clay soil, 1 times found in eucalypt woodland, 1 times found in swamp edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times soil, 1 times On trunk, 1 times ground forager(s), Eucalyptus, 2 times Carton nests around mallee trunk, 2 times under stone, 2 times Ground nest, 2 times Eucalyptus, 1 times Tending coccids on shrub, 1 times Stray foragers, 1 times soil/wood, 1 times on Eucalyptus trunk, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall, 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 610 meters, 94 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex nitida: casent0915546; syntype of Papyrius nitidus: casent0902997



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