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Species: Polyrhachis obtusa   Emery, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis aurea var. obtusa Emery, 1897: 589 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Kohout & Taylor, 1990 PDF: 516.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis aruana: Kohout, 1998: 512.


  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 microhabitats: 1 times foraging at the ground and the vegetation, 1 times from nest at dry base of fern attached to large stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 110 - 470 meters, 290 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Polyrhachis arcuata aruana: casent0917181; syntype of Polyrhachis laciniata aruana: casent0917183; syntype of Polyrhachis obtusa: casent0905579

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