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Species: Colobopsis macrocephala   (Erichson, 1842) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica macrocephala Erichson, 1842 PDF: 259 (q.) AUSTRALIA (Tasmania). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: neotype major worker (by designation of Shattuck & McArthur, 1995: 122). Primary type locality: Australia: Tasmania, 5 km. E Low Head, 10.vi.1992 (B.B. Lowery). Primary type depository: ANIC. Type notes: Original type data: holotype queen, Australia (New Holland”): Tasmania (“Vandiemensland”) (A. Scheyer); specimen lost, not in MNHU. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Neotype designation: Shattuck & McArthur, 1995: 122.
Combination in Iridomyrmex: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 100.
Combination in Colobopsis: Ward et al., 2016 PDF: 350.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mangrove, 2 times found in dry sclero, coastal scrub, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex dead twig, 2 times in dead wood on eucalyptus, 1 times at light.

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

Elevations: collected from 5 - 140 meters, 38 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1982-06-10 00:00:00.0 and 2006-08-15 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: neotype of Colobopsis macrocephala: casent0172179; Not Provided: casent0753146; syntype of Camponotus fictor: casent0910583, casent0910584; syntype of Colobopsis rufifrons semicarinata: casent0910592



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