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Species: Iridomyrmex alpinus   Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Iridomyrmex alpinus Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 39, fig. 9 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki
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  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: 66 times found in Alpine vegetation, 3 times found in in alpine area, 4 times found in Alpine heath, 3 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 2 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 2 times found in Unburnt, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Euc. pauciflora, stellulata and perriniana forest, 2 times found in alpine grassland, 2 times found in Poa, Restio & Richea, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times under stone, 3 times colony under stone, 1 times Sweeping foliage, coastal heath, 2 times nest in spagnum moss, 1 times From mound nest, 2 times Ex. Eucalyptus pauciflora, 2 times under rock, 1 times rush, sedge, mossPoa, 1 times Poa tufts, moss, 1 times open heath, 1 times on Eucryphia milliganii flowers, 1400hrs, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 66 times Pitfall, 8 times Berlesate, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times carrion trap (squid), 1 times human dung trap 574.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 2100 meters, 1748 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1934-08-21 and 2009-04-12

Type specimens: paratype of Iridomyrmex alpinus: casent0903092

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