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Species: Zasphinctus imbecilis   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Sphinctomyrmex froggatti subsp. imbecilis Forel, 1907j PDF: 272 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as imbecillis by Emery, 1911e PDF: 7].
Combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975 PDF: 33.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1918a PDF: 235.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in open euc. woodland, 1 times found in wet sclerophyll, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Erd = nest unt. stein, 1 times under stone, 1 times under large rock, 1 times soil/in wood (log).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall, 1 times By hand.

Elevations: collected from 290 - 762 meters, 526 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-12-31 and 2005-10-07

Type specimens: cotype: casent0172086, casent0172118; syntype of Eusphinctus brunnicornis: antweb1008185, casent0902767; syntype of Eusphinctus fulvidus: antweb1008187, casent0907044, casent0911271; syntype of Eusphinctus manni: casent0902766; syntype of Eusphinctus silaceus: casent0902765; syntype of Sphinctomyrmex imbecilis: casent0907039; type of Eusphinctus (Nothosphinctus) fulvidus: focol0343-1, focol0343-2, focol0343-3, focol0343-4, focol0343-5, focol0343-6; type of Eusphinctus (Nothosphinctus) silaceus: focol0342; type of Sphinctomyrmex froggatti subsp. imbecilis: focol0036, focol0037; type of Sphinctomyrmex silaceus: antweb1008215

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