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Species: Pristomyrmex simplex   Wang, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pristomyrmex simplex Wang, 2003 PDF: 512, figs. 237-240 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Luzon Island

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Zettel, H., 2006, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: I. The genus Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 59-68

Pristomyrmex simplex WangHNS, 2003

Material examined: Luzon: Laguna Pr., Mt. Banahaw, above Kinabuhayan, trail to Crystalino, 24.XI.1995, leg. J. Kodada & R. Rigova, det. Wang M., 1 [worker] (NHMW).

Diagnosis of worker: TL 2.4 - 2.7 mm in types from New Guinea, 3.0 mm in Philippine specimen. Eyes small. Anterior clypeus margin with medial denticle and pair of strong lateral teeth. Masticatory margin of mandible without diastema. Dorsum of head and alitrunk foveolate. Pronotal spines absent, propodeal spines tooth-like. Petiolar node high, well separated from short peduncle.

Remarks: The single worker from the Philippines is considerably larger than the type specimens from New Guinea and was not included in the type material by Wang (2003).

Previous records from the Philippines: Luzon: Laguna (Mt. Banahaw) (Wang 2003).

General distribution: New Guinea, Philippines (Wang 2003).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected at 800 m

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-017631; paratype: anic32-017632, anic32-017633; paratype of Pristomyrmex simplex: casent0901729



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