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Species: Monomorium antarcticum   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Atta antarctica Smith, 1858a PDF: 167 (not White, A. 1846; see Bolton, 1987 PDF: 288) (q.) NEW ZEALAND. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1887g: 458 (w.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1955c PDF: 123 (l.).
Combination in Monomorium: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360; in Monomorium (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1915g PDF: 190; in Notomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1960b PDF: 343; in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 96; in Monomorium: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 286.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: French Polynesia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania

Distribution Notes:

throughout country


various habitats


a species complex

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in above treeline, 1 times found in in bush, 1 times found in mixed forest, 1 times found in Nothofagus/Kauri forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times vertical bank above dry stream bed, 2 times litter, 1 times under stone, 1 times under disphyma.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times pyrethrin fogging, 2 times Winkler, 1 times beating coprosma.

Elevations: collected from 164 - 411 meters, 248 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0249107; Holotype of Monomorium antarcticum: casent0902272; paratype of Monomorium suteri: casent0916994; syntype of Monomorium fulvum: casent0902273, casent0916020; syntype of Monomorium suteri: casent0916616; syntype of Monomorium integrum: casent0908675; syntype of Monomorium succineum: casent0913553; syntype of Monomorium suteri: casent0908682; syntype of Tetramorium nitidum: casent0902274; type of Monomorium succineum: focol1708, focol1709, focol1710; unpublished name: Monomorium nitido antarcticum: casent0908679

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