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Species: Pheidole melanogaster   Donisthorpe, 1943 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pheidole (Pheidole) melanogaster Donisthorpe, 1943e PDF: 448 (s.w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in primary lowland forest, 3 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Ex. On ground, 1 times Sifted litter(leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Ground foragers(s), clearing, 1 times Ex. Nest in rotten bank, 1 times Ex rotten log., 1 times Ex dead wood r.f. clearing.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand Collected.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 850 meters, 450 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole melanogaster: casent0901532, casent0901533

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