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Species: Pristomyrmex punctatus   (Smith, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Myrmica punctata Smith, 1860b PDF: 108 (w.) INDONESIA (Bacan I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers. Type-locality: Indonesia: Bachian (= Bacan) I., “Bac 24” (A.R. Wallace). Type-depository: OXUM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as punctalus by Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 122.]
Wang, 2003a PDF: 412 (eq.)
Combination in Pristomyrmex: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 361
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Palearctic bioregions

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Leyte, Marinduque, Mindanao, Mindoro, Pacijan, Samar

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 punctatusHNS (F. Smith, 1860)

Material examined: Marinduque: 1 km N Sihi, Malinao Spring, 16.11.1998, leg. H. Zettel (# 139), 1 [worker] (NHMW). Camote s: Pacijan Island, San Francisco, Northern Poblacion, Lake Danao, 27.11.2001, leg. H. Zettel (# 281), 1 [worker] (CZW); Leyte: Leyte Prov., Hilusig, 14.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 238), 1 [worker] (CZW). Bohol: Loboc, bank of Loboc River at Loboc Falls, 27.XI.2005, leg. C. Pangantihon (# P424a), 23 [worker] (CZW, NHMW); same locality and date, leg. H. Zettel (# 424a), 4 [worker] (NHMW). Mindanao: Surigao del Norte, 40 km S Surigao, Songkoy Spring, 8.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 231), 16 [worker] (CZW); same locality and date, leg. S. Schoedl (# 11), 6 [worker] (NHMW); Surigao del Norte, SW Bacuag, Payapag, "Little Baguio" Waterfalls, 6.II.2000, leg. H. Zettel (# 228), 1 [worker] (CZW).

Diagnosis of worker: TL 2.6 - 3.3 mm. Lateral portions of clypeus reduced. Masticatory margin of mandible with diastema, basal margin with or without inconspicuous tooth. Dorsum of head and alitrunk rugoreticulate. Pronotal spines absent, propodeal spines long. Petiole with peduncle not clearly separated from node. Tibiae brown or reddish.

Previous records from the Philippines: Mindoro Occidental (San Jose ), Samar (without further information), Mindanao: Agusan (Talacogon) (Wang 2003).

General distribution: southern and central China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea (Wang 2003).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Rubber plantation, 4 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation, 5 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in roadside veg., 1 times found in Young rain forest, 1 times found in Botanical garden, 1 times found in Botanical garden forest, 1 times found in primary rain forest, 1 times found in mixed warm temperate forest, fungi on mossy logs, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on low vegetation, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times on vegetation, 1 times foragers, 1 times under rock, 1 times on Malus sylvestris, 1 times ex sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times m2 Winkler sifting, 5 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 3 times Hand collection, 3 times search, 3 times Winkler, 1 times Site 11, 1 times beating, 1 times Berlese.

Elevations: collected from 90 - 820 meters, 539 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1949-05-11 00:00:00.0 and 2022-08-06 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0709120, casent0709121, casent0709122, casent0715054, casent0715055, casent0715056, casent0715057, casent0715058, casent0715059, casent0715060, casent0715061, casent0715062, casent0715063, casent0715064, casent0715065, casent0715066, casent0715067, casent0715068, casent0715069, casent0715070, casent0715071, casent0715072, casent0715073, casent0715074, casent0715075, casent0715076, casent0715077, casent0715078, casent0715079, casent0715080, casent0715081, casent0715082, casent0715083, casent0715084, casent0715085, casent0715086, casent0715087, casent0716172, casent0716173, casent0716174, casent0716175, casent0716176, casent0716177, casent0735841, casent0735842, casent0735843; syntype of Pristomyrmex punctatus: casent0901379; syntype of Pristomyrmex japonicus: casent0908957

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