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Species: Odontomachus simillimus   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Odontomachus simillimus Smith, 1858a PDF: 80, pl. 5, figs. 8, 9 (q.) FIJI ISLANDS. Oceania. "Fiji Islands, Navai." Natural History Museum, London, U.K. (BMNH). CASENT0900649. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 499; Brown, 1976a: 106.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus fuscipennis: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 499; of Odontomachus breviceps, Odontomachus pallidicornis: Brown, 1976a: 106.
See also: Brown, 1976a: 165; Fisher & Smith, 2008 PDF: 15 (w.q.m.); Sorger & Zettel, 2011 PDF: 158.

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 Western Ghats, Kerala. photo Dr Kalesh Sadasivan


   Species is introduced to: Afrotropical, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions.

Australasia Region: Central, Choiseul, Eastern Highlands, Guadalcanal, Madang, Malaita, Manus, Morobe, New Caledonia, New Georgia, New Guinea, Nggela, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Rennell Is., Russell Is., San Cristobal, Solomon Islands, Tasmania, Vanuatu, Western
Indomalaya Region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bali, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas Island, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Krung Thep Mahanakhon, Lampung, Luzon, Malaysia, Mindanao, Negros Oriental, Nicobar Island, Okinawa, Papua, Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi Selatan, Thailand, West Papua
Malagasy Region: Praslin, Seychelles
Oceania Region: Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaga'ifomauga, Guam, Kadavu, Kiribati, Lau, Lomaiviti, Macuata, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Naitaisri, Naitasiri, Namosi, Navosa, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Ra, Rewa, Samoa, Sera, Serua, Tailevu, Tokelau, Tonga, Viti Levu, Vuda, Wainikeli, Wallis and Futuna Islands
Palearctic Region: Japan

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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Odontomachus simillimus   Fisher, B. L. & Smith, M. A., 2008, A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., PLoS ONE 3, pp. 1-23: 15-16, (download) 15-16 21401 GoogleMaps
Odontomachus simillimus   Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158: 144, (download) 144 10342
Odontomachus simillimus   Sorger, D. M. & Zettel, H., 2011, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: V. The genus Odontomachus Latreille, 1804., Myrmecological News 14, pp. 141-163: 158-161, (download) 158-161 23311
Odontomachus simillimus   Smith, F., 1860, Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. (Part Formicidae), Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 5, pp. 57-93: 72, (download) 72 2592

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 113 times found in primary rainforest, 86 times found in secondary forest, 79 times found in Disturbed forest, 60 times found in dry forest, 53 times found in coastal forest, 30 times found in Pandanus & Casaurina forest, 27 times found in Rainforest, 20 times found in forest, 11 times found in forest edge, 8 times found in coastal scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 14 times Ex rotten log, 13 times ground forager(s), 6 times on ground, foraging, 8 times Under stone, 2 times in log, nesting, 1 times under stone, nesting, 2 times On ground, 2 times litter sifting, ex. soil, leaf litter, decaying wood, 3 times ground strays, 3 times under rootmat, litter on rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times hand collection, 23 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated, 5 times CDC light trap, 5 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times Malaise, 8 times M, 3 times winkler 2, 6 times aspirating, 6 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 4 times davis-sifting; incidental aspirated; PB bait, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks.mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1828 meters, 247 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera pallidicornis: casent0901350; syntype of Odonotomachus haematoda breviceps: casent0901486; syntype of Odonotomachus haematodes fuscipenis: casent0907433; syntype of Odontomachus simillimus: casent0900649, casent0900650; type of Odontomachus haematodes var. fuscipennis: focol1049, focol1050, focol1051

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