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Species: Myrmecia simillima   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmecia simillima Smith, 1858a PDF: 144 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Australia (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Myrmecia forficata: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 95
Status as species: Roger, 1861a PDF: 34; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 726 (in key); Roger, 1863b PDF: 22; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 430; Stitz, 1911a PDF: 351; Crawley, 1926 PDF: 376 (redescription); Clark, 1927 PDF: 37; Clark, 1928c: 39; Santschi, 1928e PDF: 465; Wheeler, 1933i: 34; Clark, 1934c PDF: 51; Clark, 1951 PDF: 89 (redescription); Brown, 1953j PDF: 12; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 16; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 46; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 358; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1635, 1637 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 273.
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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)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia simillima   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 729, (download) 729 4445
Myrmecia simillima   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 144, (download) 144 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Coastal beach scrub, 1 times found in Dry flat sclerophyll, 1 times found in Medium sclerophyll woods, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under rock, 1 times On mound, 1 times mound in clearing, 1 times ground strays, 1 times 2pm foraging on Scribby? gum.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1066 meters, 782 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1893-11-30 00:00:00.0 and 1989-09-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecia simillima: casent0902786; Holotype of Myrmecia crudelis: casent0902787; syntype of Myrmecia nigriventris: casent0915834; syntype of Myrmecia spadicea: casent0915835; syntype of Myrmecia tricolor: casent0915836, casent0915837; syntype of Myrmecia paucidens: casent0907089; syntype of Myrmecia tricolor: casent0902788; type of Myrmecia simillima: focol0817

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