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Species: Myrmecia nigriceps   Mayr, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Myrmecia nigriceps Mayr, 1862 PDF: 728 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype (?) worker. Type-locality: Australia (“New Holland”): (no further data). Type-depository: NHMW. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Roger, 1863b PDF: 23; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 430; Mayr, 1876 PDF: 95; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 21; Kirby, 1896 PDF: 206; Wheeler, 1909a PDF: 27; Wheeler, 1933i: 38; Clark, 1951 PDF: 64 (redescription); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 13; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 44; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 358; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1638 (in key), 1659; Bolton, 1995b: 272; Heterick, 2009 PDF: 121.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia nigriceps n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 728, (download) 728 4445
Myrmecia nigriceps   Clark, J., 1930, New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 43, pp. 2-25: 22, (download) 22 6104

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Rehabilitated site, 1 times found in Sandstone, dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Woodland near old vineyard, 1 times found in Callytris forest, 1 times found in Dry sandy sclerophyll & maallee, 1 times found in Flat, pure Callytris forest, red soil, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Nest open grassland no mound.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Typical nest, 1 times soil, 1 times Only one nest seen, 1 times Nest entrance, 1 times grass tussock, 1 times From own nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times direct collection, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 300 - 1760 meters, 1157 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-12-05 and 2015-08-08

Type specimens: holotype: anic32-013410; paratype: anic32-015327; syntype of Myrmecia nigriceps: casent0915833

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