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Species: Myrmecia piliventris   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia) piliventris Smith, 1858a PDF: 146 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia): Emery, 1911e PDF: 21; in Myrmecia (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, 1933i: 67; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943 PDF: 140; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j PDF: 20.
Senior synonym of Myrmecia rectidens: Brown, 1953j PDF: 20.
See also: Crawley, 1926 PDF: 385; Clark, 1951 PDF: 156.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

10. Myrmecia piliventrisHNS.

Worker. Length 6 lines.-Black: the abdomen covered with pale golden pubescence; mandibles porrect, nearly straight, rounded above, longitudinally grooved beneath, somewhat obliquely truncate at the apex, the tip slightly bent, the inner edge with a few minute teeth directed backwards. The head longitudinally striated, the thorax very coarsely so, the striation on the metathorax transverse. Abdomen: the basal node coarsely rugose, with a longitudinal central carina beneath, terminating in a strong tooth at the base.

Hab. Australia. (Coll. F. Smith.)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Brigalow & eucalypts, 1 times found in Savannah woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under stone, 1 times Under rock, 1 times On gum tree, 4pm, 1 times on ground, 1 times Foraging 9am, black soil, 1 times Forager in leaf litter, 1 times Forager 10am, 1 times Forager, 1 times Ex nasute termite nest cavities at base of Eucalyptus marginata, 1 times Black soil on Box tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 300 - 548 meters, 362 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecia piliventris: casent0902809; syntype of Myrmecia piliventris rectidens: casent0907100; type of Myrmecia (Pristomyrmecia) piliventris: focol0830

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