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Species: Pheidole distincta   Donisthorpe, 1943 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole (Pheidole) distincta Donisthorpe, 1943e PDF: 447 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia: Waigeu I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype minor worker. Primary type locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya (“N Dutch New Guinea”), Waigeu I., Camp Nok, 2500 ft, v.1938 (L.E. Cheesman). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 140; Bolton, 1995b: 320.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Primary Lowland Rainforest, 1 times found in Lowland Wet Forest, 1 times found in Lowland wet primary forest, closed canopy forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under bark of log, 1 times Sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest inside hollow gallery of a rotting twig on forest floor, 1 times Litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Winkler, 1 times Hand Collection.

Elevations: collected from 120 - 1075 meters, 264 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-05-01 00:00:00.0 and 2008-03-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole distincta: casent0901535; Not Provided: casent0199461, casent0199462, casent0199464, casent0199467, casent0219488, casent0282592, casent0282593, casent0282594, casent0282595, casent0282989, casent0282992, casent0282997, casent0716847, casent0716886, casent0717938, lacment316330, lacment316403, lacment316517, lacment316518, lacment316519, lacment316520, lacment316521, lacment316541, lacment316555

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