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Species: Myrmecia nigriceps   Mayr, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmecia nigriceps Mayr, 1862 PDF: 728 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Myrmecia vindex: Forel, 1907j PDF: 264.
Revived status as species: Wheeler, 1933i: 38.
Senior synonym of Myrmecia fasciata: Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1659.
See also: Clark, 1951 PDF: 64.


Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Oceania, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia nigriceps n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 728, (download) 728 4445
Myrmecia nigriceps   Clark, J., 1930, New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 43, pp. 2-25: 22, (download) 22 6104

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 0 times found in Sandstone, dry sclerophyll, 0 times found in Woodland near old vineyard, 0 times found in Callytris forest, 0 times found in Dry sandy sclerophyll & maallee, 0 times found in Flat, pure Callytris forest, red soil, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 0 times found in Nest open grassland no mound, 1 times found in Rehabilitated site.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times Typical nest, 1 times soil, 0 times Only one nest seen, 0 times Nest entrance, 0 times grass tussock, 0 times From own nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times direct collection, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 300 - 457 meters, 326 meters average

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-013410; paratype: anic32-015327; syntype of Myrmecia nigriceps: casent0915833

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