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Species: Epopostruma monstrosa   Viehmeyer, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Epopostruma monstrosa Viehmeyer, 1925a PDF: 30 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Mesostruma: Brown, 1952g PDF: 13; in Epopostruma: Taylor, 1973 PDF: 25.
See also: Taylor, 1991b PDF: 602; Shattuck, in Bolton, 2000: 64.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in open woodland, 1 times found in heath on sandy soil, 1 times found in in swamp, 1 times found in medium sclerophyll, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in open sclerophyll, 1 times found in paperbark scrub, 1 times found in s. s. heath, 1 times found in coastal scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under tree, close to large colony of Notoncus gilberti, 1 times under stone, base of Eucalyptus, 1 times under stone, at base of Eucalyptus, 1 times under rock in area dominated by Papyrius nitidus, 1 times under rock, 1 times soil (under wood), 1 times On/around base of Eucalytus wandoo, 1 times nest in damp patch of soil (Permian) at base of Box tree, 1 times Litter, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times in bare patch of soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall, 1 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 600 meters, 188 meters average

Type specimens: type of Epopostruma monstrosa: focol2142; unpublished name: Epopostruma obscura: casent0911156

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