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Species: Philidris cordata   (Smith, 1859) 

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See Also:

Philidris cordata fusca, Philidris cordata protensa, Philidris cordata stewartii, Philidris cordata waldoi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Formica cordata Smith, 1859a PDF: 137 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru Is.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica cordata Holl, 1829 (Bolton, 1995b: 334).]
Emery, 1887a PDF: 250 (q.m.); Imai et al., 1984 PDF: 68 (k.)
Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1879 PDF: 659.
Combination in Iridomyrmex: Emery, 1887a PDF: 249.
Combination in Philidris: Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 18.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia
    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 Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in in rainforest, 1 times found in Mangrove forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex Myrmecodia on Melaleuca, 1 times ex Myrmecodia on Melaluca, 1 times ex epiphytic fern 1m above ground, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times on low vegn..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 700 meters, 213 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1976-08-13 and 2006-08-23

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex myrmecodiae decipiens: casent0909549; syntype of Philidris cordata: casent0901923

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