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Species: Anochetus cato   Forel, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Anochetus cato Forel, 1901c: 6 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea: New Britain I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain I., Lowon, nr Ralum (F. Dahl). Type-depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Anochetus rossi Donisthorpe, 1947: Wilson, 1959c PDF: 504; Brown, 1978c PDF: 556; Bolton, 1995b: 64.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Philippines
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638

Group of catoHNS. Medium-sized forms with 2 inner margins: upper margin edentate, lower, smooth or crenulate, preapical angle subrectangular; mesonotal disc with blunt anterior rim; petiolar node bluntly pointed or nipple-like. Male (of isolatusHNS) with pygidial spine. Species are: catoHNS, isolatusHNS, seminigerHNS, splendidulusHNS. Melanesia, Caroline Is., Philippines.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in Rainforest, 4 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Forest, 1 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in Regen. rainforest, 1 times found in 1° rainforest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Ex rotting log, 2 times In log, 2 times Ex rtn. wood piece, 1 times Zoraptera stage, rotting log, strays, 1 times Zoraptera stage, rotting log, 1 times Under rock, in wet black soil, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times Nest in old stump, 1 times In wet rotten log, 1 times In soil, under wood, 1 times Foragers, ...

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 391 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1916-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2008-02-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus cato subfasciatus: casent0902441; syntype of Anochetus rossi: casent0902442, castype06926-01, castype06926-02, castype06977-01, castype06977-02; type of Anochetus cato: focol1041, casent0746660

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