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Species: Leptomyrmex nigriventris   (Guérin-Méneville, 1831) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica nigriventris Guérin-Méneville, 1831: pl. 8, fig. 4 (w.) See also: Guérin-Méneville, 1838 PDF: 203 (in text). AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) worker. Primary type locality: Australia: New South Wales, Port Jackson (d’Urville). Primary type depository: unknown (perhaps MNHN). Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given, but probably just a single worker as Guérin says “Individu neutre”. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 261 (l.); Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 95 (m.)
Combination in Leptomyrmex: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 696
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 40; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 418; Roger, 1863b PDF: 10; Emery, 1895h PDF: 351; Stitz, 1912 PDF: 507; Emery, 1913a PDF: 17; Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 270 (redescription); Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 95; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 105; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 36; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 119; Bolton, 1995b: 234; Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 42 (redescription).
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  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: 12 times found in wet sclerophyll forest, 7 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 2 times found in Dry Sclerophyll, Banksia, Acacia, 4 times found in Rainforest, 3 times found in dry sclerophyll forest, 1 times found in Med sclerophyll, 1 times found in rainforest with Eucalyptus grandis, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll, gorge, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times ground forager(s), 2 times Random foragers, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times fallen log, 1 times Under rock, 1 times tree trunk, 1 times Stump, partly rotten, partly very firm., 1 times Random ground foragers, 1 times Probably ex. truckload of timber from Oberon, 1 times nest in large Eucalyptus, 1 times Nest in granite soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times baited, nest not found, 1 times light.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1067 meters, 730 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1894-11-30 00:00:00.0 and 2006-09-04 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Formica nigriventris: focol0686

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