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Species: Pristomyrmex brevispinosus   Emery, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pristomyrmex brevispinosus Emery, 1887g: 451 (w.m.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype male. Type-locality: Indonesia: Sumatra, Mt Singalang, vii.1878 (O. Beccari). Type-depositories: MSNG, NHMW, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as previspinosus by Teranishi, 1940: 57.]
Senior synonym of Pristomyrmex yaeyamensis: Wang, 2003a PDF: 428.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Mindanao Island

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Zettel, H., 2006, On the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Philippine Islands: I. The genus Pristomyrmex Mayr, 1866., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 59-68

Pristomyrmex brevispinosus EmeryHNS, 1887

No material from the Philippines examined.

Diagnosis of worker: TL 3.0 - 4.3 mm. Clypeus dorsally with median carina, ventrally with distinct central tooth. Masticatory margin of mandible with diastema. Dorsum of head (at least behind eyes) and alitrunk rugoreticulate. Pronotal spines tooth-like (PSL1 0.06 - 0.12) subequal in length or slightly shorter than propodeal spines. First gastral tergite without setae.

Previous records from the Philippines: Mindanao: Bukidnon (Malaybalay) (Wang 2003).

General distribution: Japan (Y amane & Terayama 1999); Taiwan, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi (Wang 2003).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in secondary rain forest, 3 times found in rain forest, 4 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in forest, 1 times found in Dense rain forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times on clay bank, 1 times nocturnal strays.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Nest series, 2 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 2 times Winkler, 2 times m2 Winkler sifting, 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 615 meters, 490 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1878-07-01 and 2013-06-11

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0714840, casent0715049, casent0715050, casent0715051, casent0715052, casent0715053, casent0716567, casent0716568, casent0716569, casent0716570, casent0716571, casent0716572, casent0716573, casent0716574, casent0716575, casent0716576, casent0735757, casent0735758, casent0735759; syntype of Pristomyrmex brevispinosus: casent0904694; syntype of Pristomyrmex brevispinosus formosae: casent0901721

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