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Extant: 4 valid subspecies
|Combination in Pheidole: Smith, 1858a PDF: 174; in Pheidologeton: Roger, 1863b PDF: 30; in Carebara: Fischer et al., 2014 PDF: 71.|
|Senior synonym of Pheidologeton bellicosa, Pheidologeton laboriosa (and its junior synonym Pheidologeton calida): Emery, 1893g PDF: 206; of Pheidologeton australis, Pheidologeton mjobergi: Taylor, 1991b PDF: 608.|
|Current subspecies: nominal plus Pheidologeton affinis javana, Pheidologeton affinis minor, Pheidologeton affinis spinosior, Pheidologeton affinis sumatrensis.|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Rubber plantation, 9 times found in rain forest, 7 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation, 9 times found in Rainforest, 5 times found in Young rain forest, 2 times found in Botanical garden rubber plantation, 3 times found in lowland wet forest, 3 times found in limestone rain forest, 3 times found in Rainforest edge, 1 times found in oil palm plantation, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Foraging column in camp, partially covered in camp, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times under stone, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times nocturnal; foragers, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under rotten log, 1 times Nest on bark, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times m2 Winkler sifting, 15 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 3 times direct collection, 2 times Winkler, 1 times pitfall, litter, 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting,, 1 times Hand Collected, 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 1828 meters, 518 meters average