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Species: Pristomyrmex levigatus   Emery, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pristomyrmex levigatus Emery, 1897c PDF: 583, pl. 15, fig. 24 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Wang, 2003a PDF: 499). Type-localities: Papua New Guinea: Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen (= Madang), and Berlinhafen (= Aitepe) (L. Biró). Type-depository: MSNG (lectotype). Type notes: 1) Emery records syntypes from two localities, Wang includes both localities in his lectotype data. 2) Other original syntypes probably in HNHM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as laevigatus by Donisthorpe, 1948g PDF: 136; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 122.]
Wang, 2003a PDF: 501 (q.m.)
Status as species: Emery, 1924f PDF: 233; Donisthorpe, 1948b PDF: 306; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 122; Bolton, 1995b: 365; Wang, 2003a PDF: 499 (redescription); Clouse, 2007b PDF: 238; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 72.
Senior synonym of Pristomyrmex mendanai: Wang, 2003a PDF: 499
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Philippines
    Oceania: Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Cemetery, 1 times found in Dry evgr. forest, 1 times found in moss forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex small fragment rtn. wood, 1 times sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 911 meters, 352 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1896-12-31 and 2008-02-05

Type specimens: Lectotype of Pristomyrmex levigatus: casent0904697; paralectotype of Pristomyrmex levigatus: casent0916663

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