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Species: Myrmecia varians   Mayr, 1876 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmecia varians Mayr, 1876 PDF: 94 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-localities: Australia: Queensland, Peak Downs (no collector’s name), Queensland, Rockhampton (no collector’s name). Type-depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943 PDF: 126.
Combination in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j PDF: 14.
Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 22; Emery, 1911e PDF: 21; Forel, 1915b PDF: 5; Clark, 1943 PDF: 126 (redescription); Clark, 1951 PDF: 181 (redescription); Brown, 1953j PDF: 14; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 17; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 46; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 361; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1640 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 273; Heterick, 2009 PDF: 122.
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Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 2 times found in Callitris-red gum sav. woodland, 2 times found in Coastal mallee, 15" rainfall, 1 times found in Red soil, 1 times found in eucalypt woodland, 1 times found in Red soil, Box-cyresss scrub, 1 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 1 times found in sclerophyl forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground nest, 1 times On mallee stems, 1 times On Box trees, 1 times On Box tree, 1 times No mound. Hole in ground, 1 times Nest, in sand, 1 times Nest in sand, 1 times Mallee litter, 1 times In dense shade under wattle, 1 times Hole in ground, 1 times Ground strays, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times By hand, 1 times On red gum near Murry R., 1 times search, 1 times wet pits.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 450 meters, 266 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1916-04-22 00:00:00.0 and 2007-04-03 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-017878; paratype: anic32-017879; syntype: anic32-017883, mvma32-006654, mvma32-017880, mvma32-017881, mvma32-017882; syntype of Myrmecia varians: casent0902804, casent0915838; syntype of Promyrmecia shepherdi: antweb1008294; syntype of Promyrmecia wilsoni: antweb1008296; type of Myrmecia varians: focol0828



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