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Species: Pheidole variabilis   Mayr, 1876 

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Pheidole variabilis_nr, Pheidole variabilis aliena, Pheidole variabilis croceithorax, Pheidole variabilis latigena, Pheidole variabilis mediofusca, Pheidole variabilis ocior, Pheidole variabilis ocyma, Pheidole variabilis parvispina, Pheidole variabilis praedo, Pheidole variabilis redunca, Pheidole variabilis rugocciput

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 10 valid subspecies

Pheidole variabilis Mayr, 1876 PDF: 103 (s.w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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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: 3 times found in native veg., rural environ., 2 times found in Disturbed wandoo woodland, 1 times found in Mallee woodland; light soil/clay, 1 times found in Relict woodland, scattered jarrah/marri, white soil, 1 times found in Sandplain/laterite heathland, 1 times found in White sand; coastal scrub, 1 times found in Banksia - Nuytsia sandplain, white soil times found in Banksia woodland, 1 times found in Banksia woodland; white soil, 1 times found in Coastal dune, white sand, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times soil, 2 times Numerous small nests, 1 times Under bark/in soil, 1 times On track, 1 times Nest in soil, 1 times Nest in sand, 1 times Nest, 1 times Much woody debris, 1 times Foraging on soil.

Elevations: collected at 400 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1975-08-31 and 2007-05-20

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole variabilis: casent0901547, casent0901548, casent0919764, casent0919765; type of Pheidole variabilis: focol2891, focol2892, focol2893

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