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Species: Odontomachus nigriceps   Smith, 1860 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Odontomachus nigriceps Smith, 1860b PDF: 103, pl. 1, fig. 9 (w.) In this publication Smith also gives pl.1, fig. 9 as Odontomachus saevissimus. NEW GUINEA (Indonesia). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers. Type-locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya, Dory (= Manokwari) (A.R. Wallace). Type-depositories: BMNH, OXUM. Type notes: There is no way of knowing if the OXUM specimen, marked as “type” by Donisthorpe, is a true syntype or not. The specimen in BMNH is mounted in the same way as the OXUM specimen, but the forms of the data labels differ. The OXUM specimen has only the standard paper disc, marked “DORY”, without other information. The BMNH specimen has a printed rectangular label, “59/58 Dory. New Guinea,” for which the Accessions Register gives, “1859 no. 58 (June 24) Dory, New Guinea. Purchased of Mr S. Stevens; collected by Mr Alfred Wallace.” AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in tropical forest.

Elevations: collected from 133 - 300 meters, 216 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1964-06-30 00:00:00.0 and 2009-11-25 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Odontomachus nigriceps: casent0900614; type of Odontomachus angulatus praefectus: focol0581

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