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Species: Meranoplus armatus   Smith, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Meranoplus armatus Smith, 1862d PDF: 413, pl. 12, fig. 7 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Meranoplus rugifrons: Taylor, 1990d PDF: 35.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Rainforest, 2 times found in Lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Rainforest gully, 1 times found in Rainforest valley, 1 times found in Forest clearing, 1 times found in Forest margin, 1 times found in Montane Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on shrubs, 1 times under leaves, 1 times shrubbery, 1 times on undergrowth nest in soil, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on low shrubs, 1 times on foliage of a ginger plant 11am, 1 times ground strays, 1 times foraging on shrubs, 0 times foraging on low shrubs 10am.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Swept.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 4500 meters, 1036 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1933-12-01 and 1984-08-31

Type specimens: syntype of Meranoplus spinosus rugifrons: casent0904686

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