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Species: Melophorus perthensis   Wheeler, 1934 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Melophorus turneri subsp. perthensis Wheeler, 1934d PDF: 152 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia: Rottnest I.). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Melophorus turneri: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 125; Bolton, 1995b: 250; Heterick, 2009: 98.
Status as species: Heterick et al., 2017 10.3897/zookeys.700.11784 PDF : 293 (redescription).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mallee.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in sandy soil.

Type specimens: not part of a type series: anic32-032237-1, anic32-032237-2; syntype of Melophorus perthensis: antweb1038575, mcz-ent00303602-2

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