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Species: Myrmecia rufinodis   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Myrmecia rufinodis Smith, 1858a PDF: 145 (w.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Australia: South Australia, Adelaide, “53/8”. Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Clark, 1951 PDF: 38 (q.m.)
Status as species: Roger, 1861a PDF: 36; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 727 (in key); Roger, 1863b PDF: 23; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 430; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 21; Emery, 1911e PDF: 20; Clark, 1951 PDF: 37 (redescription); Brown, 1953j PDF: 8; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 15; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 45; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 358; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1637 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 273.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

7. Myrmecia rufinodisHNS. B.M.

Worker. Length 7 lines.-Black: the antennae, mandibles, tarsi and anterior tibiae, as well as the articulations of the legs, ferruginous; the nodes of the petiole bright ferruginous. Head longitudinally rugose; the striation on the thorax transverse, that on the prothorax curving round the sides. The first node of the petiole subrugose, the second smooth and shining; the margins of the apical segments of the abdomen pale testaceous.

Hab. Adelaide.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Limestone mallee, 1 times found in Bank of Hindmarsh R., sealevel, 1 times found in Coast; mallee, heath, 1 times found in Dry flat sclerophyll, Box-pine under, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Euc. diversifolia scrub, 1 times found in Limestone mallee, coastal scrub.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under rock, 1 times 72ft large open-topped mound, agressive.

Elevations: collected at 152 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1884-03-09 00:00:00.0 and 1981-08-19 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecia rufinodis: casent0902790; syntype of Myrmecia gracilis: casent0903787

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