Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)
Extant: 9 valid species, 6 valid subspecies
Taxon Page Images:
ants at the entrance to their nest in a Myrmecodia
host plant. Iron Range National Park, Queensland, Australia.
An epiphytic Myrmecodia
ant-plant in an Australian woodland. The swollen base of this plant is hollow, with an intricate gallery of chambers that house aggressive Philidris
ants. The ants defend the plant (not very effectively in this case, judging from the holes in the leaves), and provide the plant with nutrients. Iron Range National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Images © Alex Wild
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Asia: Borneo
, Thailand Oceania: Australia
, Papua New Guinea
, Solomon Islands Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Australasia
, Oceania Native biogeographic regions
(according to species list records): Australasia
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