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Species: Prionopelta opaca   Emery, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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.


Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Central, East New Britain, East Sepik, Guadalcanal, Madang, Makira-Ulawa, Morobe, New South Wales, Northern, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, West New Britain, Western Highlands
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Indonesia, South-Eastern Asia
Neotropical Region: Americas, Paraguay, South America
Oceania Region: Airai, Melanesia, Micronesia, Micronesia, Palau, Pohnpei

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: 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in - leaf litter ~7cm deep, 0 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in 1° rainforest, 0 times found in dry evergreen forest, 0 times found in virgin hill rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Araucaria litter, 1 times From forest floor under rotting breadfruit, 2 times Valley litter, 1 times litter, 0 times Leaf mould, 1 times extract of moss, 1 times Ex forest floor, 1 times Duff from forest floor, 0 times Compost B, 0 times Castanopsis litter, 0 times Berlesed litter at base of ivory-nut palm, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Berlesate, 1 times Hand-Collected from 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 1 times Berlese, 0 times Berlese funnel, 1 times under small rock among root tangle.

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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