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Species: Aenictus orientalis   (Karavaiev, 1926) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Eciton (Aenictus) ceylonicus subsp. orientalis Karavaiev, 1926d PDF: 423, fig. 2 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “numerous”). Type-locality: Indonesia: Aru Is, Wammar, 19.iii.1913 (W. Karawajew). Type-depositories: ANIC, SIZK. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Shattuck, 2008c PDF: 18.
Senior synonym of Aenictus papuanus: Shattuck, 2008c PDF: 18.
Senior synonym of Aenictus similis: Shattuck, 2008c PDF: 18.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times rainforest, 1 times ground strays rainforest.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 850 meters, 450 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1967-12-28 and 1972-06-17

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-017906; syntype of Eciton ceylonicus orientalis: casent0916856

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