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Species: Leptomyrmex niger   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Leptomyrmex niger Emery, 1900b PDF: 333, pl. 8, figs. 3, 4 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 40). Primary type locality: lectotype Papua New Guinea (“New Guinea”): (no further data) (L. Biró). Primary type depository: MSNG. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depositories: MCZC, MHNG, MSNG, USNM (probably also in HNHM). Type notes: Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 119, cites 9 worker syntypes, none from MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 40.
Status as species: Stitz, 1911a PDF: 367; Emery, 1911g PDF: 249; Emery, 1913a PDF: 17; Viehmeyer, 1914c PDF: 530; Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 274 (redescription); Karavaiev, 1926d PDF: 430; Santschi, 1932d: 16; Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 109 (redescription); Donisthorpe, 1947c PDF: 586; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 187; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 119; Bolton, 1995b: 234; Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 40 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in old garden, 1 times found in secondary forest, 2 times found in lowl.rainfor., 2 times found in Rainforest gully, 1 times found in r.f. gully.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ground strays, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times strays, 1 times river bank, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times forager on log, 1 times ex trunks and tops of felled trees.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times at light, 1 times hand col., 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 120 - 1300 meters, 683 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-06-28 00:00:00.0 and 2006-01-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: cotype of Leptomyrmex niger: casent0012184; Lectotype of Leptomyrmex niger: casent0127396

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