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Species: Pristomyrmex picteti   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pristomyrmex picteti Emery, 1893g PDF: 190 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1912e PDF: 107 (q.m.).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Zettel, H., 2006, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: I. The genus Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 59-68

Pristomyrmex picteti EmeryHNS, 1893

Material examined: Luzon: Laguna Pr., Los Banos, Mt. Makiling, 150 - 600 m, 13. - 14.XI.1993, leg. H. Zettel (# 21), det. Wang M., 1 dealate gyne (CZW). Leyte: Leyte Pr., N Tacloban, Babatngon, Busay Falls, 28.I.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 220), 1 alate gyne (CZW); Leyte Pr., Baybay, Mt. Pangasugan, Calbiga-a River, 50 - 200 m, 12.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 236), 1 [worker] (CZW).

Diagnosis of worker: TL 4.1 - 5.9 mm. Eyes very small, with 3 - 4 ommatidia in longest row. Clypeus dorsally with median carina, ventrally with transverse ruga. Masticatory margin of mandible without diastema. Dorsum of head and alitrunk foveolate. Pronotal spines absent, propodeal spines relatively short. Node of petiole longer than high, well separated from peduncle.

Previous records from the Philippines: Palawan (Binaluan) (Stitz 1925); - Luzon: Ilocos Norte (Banqui = "Bauqui"), Rizal (Montalban), Laguna (Los Banos, Mt. Makiling, Mt. Banahaw); Palawan (Binaluan, Puerto Princesa); Negros Oriental (Cuernos de Negros, Dumaguete); Mindanao: Davao (Mt. Apo) (Wang 2003); - Luzon: Camarines Sur (Mt. Isarog Natural Park) (Alpert & al. 2006).

General distribution: Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Philippines, New Guinea (Wang 2003).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Rainforest, 3 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Lowl. rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in rotten wood on ground, 1 times in log, 1 times ex rtn. wood fragment, 1 times ex rotting log, 1 times ex rotten log.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 91 meters, 73 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-11-01 and 1989-01-31

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pristomyrmex picteti: casent0904692; type of Pristomyrmex picteti var. tingiana: focol1948

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