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Species: Paraparatrechina minutula   (Forel, 1901) 

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Paraparatrechina minutula buxtoni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Prenolepis minutula Forel, 1901c: 25 (footnote) (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1927i PDF: 150 (q.m.).
Combination in Nylanderia: Wheeler, 1935g: 49.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in dry sclerophyll, 7 times found in Eucalyptus forest, 6 times found in Mangrove estuary, 1 times found in davis-sifting/incidentals up on the ridge; typical rock island veg, incl. birds nest ferns. Lots of T. albipes around ~1hr., CfLq times found in Volcanic soil; Pickard Veg, 3 times found in Open forest, 3 times found in Savanna woodland, 2 times found in closed forest, 1 times found in swamp forest, south end, east of road; including nest of A. gracilipes in rotten palm frond, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times Sieved litter, 4 times rotten log, 5 times under rock, 4 times litter, 1 times up on the ridge; typical rock island veg, including birds nest ferns. Lots of T. albipes around ~1hr., 3 times under log, 3 times in leaf litter, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times leaf litter (1 sq meter), 3 times in soil under stone, 2 times in leaf litter at base of tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Berlesate, 9 times pyrethrum knockdown, 1 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 2 times Winkler, 1 times ex pitfall trap, 1 times Flight intercept window/trough trap, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Site GP1, 1 times traps, 1 times ex pantraps.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2300 meters, 463 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1923-12-21 and 2008-10-16

Type specimens: syntype of Paraparatrechina minutula: casent0911017; syntype of Prenolepis minutula atomus: casent0911018

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