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Species: Leptomyrmex nigriventris   (Guérin-Méneville, 1831) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica nigriventris Guérin-Méneville, 1831: pl. 8, fig. 4 (w.) See also: Guérin-Méneville, 1838 PDF: 203. AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1915e PDF: 261 (l.); Wheeler, 1934c PDF: 95 (m.).
Combination in Leptomyrmex: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 696.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus: Emery, 1887a PDF: 252.
Revived status as species: Emery, 1895h PDF: 351.
See also: Lucky & Ward, 2010 PDF: 42.


  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 Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Med sclerophyll, 1 times found in rainforest with Eucalyptus grandis, 0 times found in Wet sclerophyll, gorge.

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 At honey baits on trees, 0 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, ...

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

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

Type specimens: type of Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus var. nigriventris: focol0686

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