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Species: Podomyrma basalis   Smith, 1859 

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See Also:

Podomyrma basalis_cf, Podomyrma basalis brunnea, Podomyrma basalis nigrescens, Podomyrma basalis reyi, Podomyrma basalis salomo, Podomyrma basalis woodfordi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Podomyrma basalis Smith, 1859a PDF: 147 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1863a PDF: 19 (q.).
Senior synonym of Podomyrma striata nigra: Taylor, 1999 PDF: 173.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158

4. Podomyrma basalisHNS.

P. fusco-ferruginea; abdominis basi pallide testacea; femoribus medio incrassatis, basi tenuibus.

Worker. Length 3 lines. Obscurely ferruginous, the scape of the antennae, the base of the femora and the tibiae pale ferruginous; the base of the abdomen pale testaceous; the head and thorax with deep coarse longitudinal furrows; the flagellum blackish-brown towards its apex, with the extreme tip pale. Thorax: the anterior margin slightly rounded with the lateral angles very acute; the femora very thickly incrassate in the middle; the apex of the tibiae ferruginous. Abdomen smooth and shining; the basal half pale testaceous, the apical half and the following segments black; the nodes of the petiole rugose; the first node elongate, with a short acute tooth at the base above, and a blunt one beneath.

Hab. Aru.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Rainforest, 0 times found in Relict rainforest, 1 times found in Dry Sclero., 1 times found in Euc. savanna, 1 times found in ex garden, 1 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Poor swampy rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on tree trunk, 1 times on vine, 0 times on tree, 1 times on bole of tree, 1 times on bole of dead tree, 1 times ex trunks and tops of felled Ficus, 1 times ex trunks & tops, recently felled trees, 1 times ex top of felled Ficus.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1250 meters, 917 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-09-14 and 1975-09-03

Type specimens: syntype of Podomyrma basalis: casent0901389; type of Podomyrma striata var. nigra: focol1961, focol1962, focol1963

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