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Species: Peronomyrmex overbecki   Viehmeyer, 1922 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Peronomyrmex overbecki Viehmeyer, 1922 PDF: 213, fig. 2 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Taylor, 1970b PDF: 209.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Shattuck, S. O., 2006, A third species in the rare Australian ant genus Peronomyrmex Viehmeyer (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1194, pp. 49-55

Peronomyrmex overbecki ViehmeyerHNS (Figs 3, 4, 7)

Peronomyrmex overbecki ViehmeyerHNS 1922:213.

Types. Holotype worker, Trial Bay , New South Wales (Australian National Insect Collection, examined).

Comments. A second specimen of this species was recently (November, 2003) collected in Brisbane by Chris Burwell of the Queensland Museum (pers. comm.). He hand collected the specimen at night, apparently from a tree trunk (although the specific collecting details were not recorded). This nocturnal habit, combined with its likely arboreal foraging and nesting, helps explain why these ants are so infrequently encountered. See below for notes on separating this species from the similar P. greavesiHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-007982

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