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Species: Aenictus orientalis   (Karavaiev, 1926) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Eciton (Aenictus) ceylonicus subsp. orientalis Karavaiev, 1926d PDF: 423, fig. 2 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Aenictus ceylonicus: Wilson, 1964a PDF: 452.
Status as species: Wilson, 1964a PDF: 452 (by implication).
Revived from synonymy, raised to species and senior synonym of Aenictus papuanus, Aenictus similis: Shattuck, 2008C PDF: 18.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times rainforest, 1 times ground strays rainforest.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 850 meters, 450 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-017906; syntype of Eciton (Aenictus) ceylonicus orientalis: casent0916856

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