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Species: Myrmecia tarsata   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmecia tarsata Smith, 1858a PDF: 145 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Australia: New South Wales, NH Hunter River, “44/105”. Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Roger, 1861a PDF: 33 (q.); Clark, 1951 PDF: 30 (brachypterous q. ergatoid q. m.)
Status as species: Roger, 1861a PDF: 33; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 726 (in key); Roger, 1863b PDF: 22; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 430; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 85; Lowne, 1865b: 336; Mayr, 1876 PDF: 96; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 22; Forel, 1907h PDF: 20; Forel, 1910b PDF: 4; Emery, 1911e PDF: 20; Crawley, 1926 PDF: 379 (redescription); Clark, 1927 PDF: 34; Clark, 1929b PDF: 121; Wheeler, 1933i: 45; Clark, 1951 PDF: 28 (redescription); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 16; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 46; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 358; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1635 (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 tarsata   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 145, (download) 145 8127
Myrmecia tarsata   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 729, (download) 729 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll forest, red basaltic soil, 1 times found in flat meadow, 1 times found in Gully, dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Gum forest, 1 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 1 times found in Sclerophyll woods.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Mound, 1 times low mound, granite soil, 1 times large ground nest, several entrances, 1 times On Black wattle, 1 times Nest under rock.

Elevations: collected from 220 - 914 meters, 547 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-02-19 00:00:00.0 and 2007-12-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecia tarsata: casent0902785

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