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Species: Melophorus wheeleri   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Melophorus wheeleri Forel, 1910b PDF: 60 (s.w.m.) AUSTRALIA (Northern Territory). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Viehmeyer, 1914b: 43; Forel, 1915b: 88; Emery, 1925b: 12; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 125; Bolton, 1995b: 250; Heterick, 2009: 98; Heterick et al., 2017 10.3897/zookeys.700.11784 PDF: 368 (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: 1 times found in Eucalyptus open-woodland, 1 times found in Banksia open woodland; Adenanthos understorey; white quartz sand, 1 times found in Exotic veg., urban environ..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Path.

Elevations: collected at 150 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-11-29 00:00:00.0 and 2005-10-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: not part of a type series: anic32-900219, anic32-900220; syntype of Melophorus omniparens: antweb1038581; syntype of Melophorus wheeleri: casent0903262, casent0909826, casent0909827

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