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Species: Austroponera castanea   (Mayr, 1865) 

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(Smith, 1876)

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera castanea Mayr, 1865 PDF: 69 (w.) NEW ZEALAND. Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype(?) worker. Type-locality: New Zealand: Auckland (no collector’s name). Type-depository: NHMW. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Mesoponera: Brown, 1958h PDF: 20.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 303.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in mixed broadleaf forest incl. Beilschmidia tawa, 3 times found in mixed forest, 3 times found in broadleaf-podocarp forest, 2 times found in hardwood forest, 2 times found in mixed broadleaf forest, 1 times found in Nothofagus/Kauri forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 2nd bush, 1 times found in broadleaf forest, 1 times found in closed forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times litter, 2 times log end withslime flux, 2 times old stumps and logs with fresh and rotten Ganoderma polypores, 1 times old logs withbrown-hymenium polypores, 2 times old logs with brown hymenium polypores, 1 times under stone, 1 times log end withslime flux and small white ganoderma, 1 times fungusy logs, 1 times fungusy log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times pyrethrin fogging, 6 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 115 - 500 meters, 354 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-08-16 00:00:00.0 and 2011-02-02 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Euponera castanea striata: focol0965, focol0966, focol0967; syntype of Ponera castanea: casent0915656

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