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Species: Liomyrmex gestroi   (Emery, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Laparomyrmex gestroi Emery, 1887g: 461, pl. 2, fig. 16 (q.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Fly River (L.M. D’Albertis). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Liomyrmex caeca (Smith, 1860). [Junior primary homonym of Myrmica caeca Jerdon, 1851.].
[Note: Liomyrmex gestroi oldest junior synonym of Liomyrmex caeca (Smith, 1860) (synonymy by Bolton, 1995b: 248, type and other material compared); hence Liomyrmex gestroi first available replacement name.].
Combination in Liomyrmex: Emery, 1893m PDF: 63.
Junior synonym of Liomyrmex caeca (Smith, 1860): Bolton, 1995b: 248.
Senior synonym of Liomyrmex reneae: Rigato & Bolton, 2001 PDF: 254.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Andaman Is.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex rotten log, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 1 times karst forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times at night 9pm, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 800 meters, 198 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1876-12-31 and 2014-07-16

Type specimens: Holotype of Liomyrmex froggatti major: casent0901738; syntype of Liomyrmex froggatti: casent0901736, casent0901737; syntype of Liomyrmex gestroi: casent0905754; syntype of Liomyrmex reneae: castype06922, casent0901739; syntype of Liomyrmex aurianus: casent0904615; syntype of Myrmica caeca: casent0901735; type of Liomyrmex carinatus: focol1751; types of Liomyrmex reneae: casent0006152, casent0006153

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