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Species: Camponotus (Myrmophyma) gouldianus   Forel, 1922 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus (Myrmophyma) gouldianus Forel, 1922b PDF: 100 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype minor workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Australia: Victoria, Sea Lake (Gould). Primary type depository: MHNG. Type notes: Shattuck & McArthur, 2002: 73, cite 2 minor worker syntypes. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  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: McArthur, A. J., 2007, A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 290-351

Camponotus gouldianus ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.6 - 4.7; HL 1.8 - 4.3; PW 1.1 - 2.7. Brown, legs lighter; propodeum with more than 40 erect short and long setae; abundant, overlapping, short, flat-lying setae on head and gaster; mesosoma flat and long; propodeal angle rounded. Major worker. Anterior clypeal margin nearly straight with angular corners; node summit blunt. Minor worker. Anterior clypeal margin feebly convex, strongly projecting, crenulate, anterior corners with wide angles; PD / D 3; node summit bluntly rounded.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in Mallee, 13 times found in Mallee woodland, 4 times found in Limestone mallee, 2 times found in Mallee and Triodia on sand, 2 times found in Mallee and Triodia on sand dune, 2 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 1 times found in Clay pan, 1 times found in Native veg. next to settlement, 1 times found in Eucalyptus salubris woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Nocturnal strays, 3 times Diurnal, 2 times In soil, 2 times Ground strays, evening, 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times nocturnal forager(s) on Eucalyptus trunk, 2 times nocturnal, 1 times noctural ground strays, 1 times Nest at base of mallee, 1 times mound of sand round base of tree, 1 times Malaise trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times By hand.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 398 meters, 173 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1906-03-31 00:00:00.0 and 2008-12-31 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus gouldianus: casent0910383

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