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Species: Pristomyrmex costatus   Wang, 2003 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pristomyrmex costatus Wang, 2003a PDF: 434, figs. 123-126 (w.q.) WEST MALAYSIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Malaysia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

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 costatus WangHNS, 2003

No material from the Philippines examined.

Diagnosis of worker: TL 4.1 - 4.6 mm. Clypeus dorsally with strong median carina, ventrally without central tooth. Masticatory margin of mandible with diastema. Dorsum of head and alitrunk rugoreticulate. Pronotal spines moderately long (PSL1 0.19 - 0.27), distinctly longer than propodeal spines. First gastral tergite without setae.

Previous records from the Philippines: Mindanao: Davao (Mt. McKinley) (Wang 2003).

General distribution: Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Borneo, Philippines (Wang 2003).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in secondary dipterocarp rainforest, 1 times found in secondary dipterocarp rainforest/creek edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 340 - 545 meters, 465 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1994-11-01 and 2014-08-03

Type specimens: Holotype of Pristomyrmex costatus: casent0901719

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