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Species: Prionopelta opaca   Emery, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prionopelta opaca Emery, 1897c PDF: 596, pl. 15, figs. 44, 45 (w.q.m.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Prionopelta mocsaryi: Brown, in Wilson, 1958c PDF: 149.
See also: Shattuck, 2008B PDF: 29.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Paraguay
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Neotropical, Oceania

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Prionopelta opaca   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 42, (download) 42 21367
Prionopelta opaca   Shattuck, S. O., 2008, Revision of the ant genus Prionopelta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Indo-Pacific region., Zootaxa 1846, pp. 21-34: 29-30, (download) 29-30 21825

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in - leaf litter ~7cm deep, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in 1° rainforest, 1 times found in dry evergreen forest, 0 times found in virgin hill rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 3 times Araucaria litter, 2 times litter, 2 times Leaf mould, 2 times From forest floor under rotting breadfruit, 2 times Valley litter, 1 times Leaves and trash from forest floor - large fungus, 1 times in rotten log, 1 times humus berlesate, 1 times extract of moss, 1 times Ex forest floor, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 16 times Berlesate, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Berlese funnel.

Elevations: collected from 22 - 1219 meters, 442 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Prionopelta mocsaryi: casent0922428; syntype of Prionopelta opaca: casent0903805, casent0916707, casent0916708, casent0916709, casent0916800

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