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Species: Aenictus ceylonicus   (Mayr, 1866) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Typhlatta ceylonica Mayr, 1866a PDF: 505 (w.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Jaitrong & Yamane, 2013 PDF: 220). Type-locality: Sri Lanka (“Ceylon”): (no further data). Type-depository: NHMW. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 2 paralectotype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Type notes: Original syntypes also in MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Jaitrong & Yamane, 2013 PDF: 220.
[Misspelled as ceylonensis by Wheeler, 1930b PDF: 94; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 11.]
[Misspelled as ceylonicsu by Lin & Wu, 2003: 60.]
Combination in Eciton (Aenictus): Karavaiev, 1926d PDF: 422.
Combination in Aenictus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 7; Wilson, 1964a PDF: 452.
Status as species: Mayr, 1879 PDF: 668 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 7; Forel, 1901a PDF: 477; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 22; Forel, 1906b PDF: 91; Emery, 1910b PDF: 29; Wheeler, 1930b PDF: 94; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 327; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 11; Wilson, 1964a PDF: 452; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 52; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 6; Wu & Wang, 1992c PDF: 1303; Wang, 1992: 679; Xu, 1994a: 118; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 50; Zhou & Chen, 1999 PDF: 63 (in key); Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 17; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 59; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 209; Lin & Wu, 2003: 60; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 11; Shattuck, 2008c PDF: 16; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 124; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 32; Bharti et al., 2012 PDF: 293 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 22; Jaitrong & Yamane, 2013 PDF: 220 (redescription); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 20.
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Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Sri Lanka, Australia, Japan, New Guinea, Taiwan, India, Indonesia (Aru Island), India

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Aenictus ceylonicus   Shattuck, S. O., 2008, Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr)., Zootaxa 1926, pp. 1-19: 16-17, (download) 16-17 22170
Aenictus ceylonicus   Shattuck, S. O., 2008, Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr)., Zootaxa 1926, pp. 1-19: 16-17, (download) 16-17 22170

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times rainforest, 1 times nat. garden lowland rainforest, 1 times ground strays rainforest, 1 times Ground strays.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Berlesate, 1 times Berlesate ANIC410.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1250 meters, 591 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1933-11-30 and 2007-05-01

Type specimens: Holotype of Aenictus papuanus: casent0902677; paratype: mczct-207587, mczct-207588; paratype of Aenictus similis: casent0902678; syntype of Aenictus ceylonicus latro: casent0905991; syntype of Aenictus similis: castype06956



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