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Species: Paraparatrechina oceanica   (Mann, 1921) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) oceanica Mann, 1921 PDF: 476 (w.) FIJI IS. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 221; in Paraparatrechina: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 128.
Given as junior synonym of Paraparatrechina minutula by Dlussky, 1994a: 55 (in list only); status confirmed as species: Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 67.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Fiji, Samoa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 48 times found in primary rainforest, 25 times found in disturbed forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in port of entry/city, 5 times found in secondary forest, 3 times found in coastal forest, 2 times found in bryophyte forest, 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 1 times found in small forest fragment, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 62 times sifted litter, 27 times malaise trap, 1 times foraging on ground, 1 times nesting in log, 1 times foraging dead log, 3 times soil, leaf litter, decaying wood, 1 times nesting under rock, 1 times under stone, 1 times in ant plant, 1 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 1 times tending homopteran on vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 59 times L, 12 times H, 30 times M, 5 times Malaise, 4 times F, 1 times hand collection, 1 times fogging, 1 times hand, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 860 meters, 352 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Paraparatrechina oceanica: casent0233977

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