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Species: Calomyrmex laevissimus   (Smith, 1859) 

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Calomyrmex laevissimus trochanteralis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica laevissima Smith, 1859a PDF: 138 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1897 PDF: 435 (q.)
Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1867a PDF: 39.
Combination in Calomyrmex: Emery, 1895l PDF: 772.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in Pine forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times Foraging on ground in forest, 1 times Foraging on Araucaria, 1 times foragers on tree trunk, 1 times Ex top of felled ficus.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 170 - 1100 meters, 442 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1962-05-31 and 2006-08-22

Type specimens: Holotype of Calomyrmex laevissimus: casent0901889

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