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Species: Pheidole amber   Donisthorpe, 1941 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole (Pheidolacanthinus) amber Donisthorpe, 1941h PDF: 55 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia: Yapen I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: 10 syntype minor workers. Primary type locality: Indonesia: Japen I., Mt Baduri, 1000 ft, viii.1938 (L.E. Cheesman). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 316.
// Distribution


  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: 18 times found in Primary Lowland Rainforest, 1 times found in primary lowland forest, 1 times found in secondary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times inside fibrous roots of pisonia above ground, 1 times under roots of epiphyte on trunk, 0,5m high, 1 times nest inside roots of pisonig 0,6m above ground, 1 times nest inside roots of Pisonia, 1,3m above the ground, 1 times inside fibrous roots of pisonia, 0,9m above ground, 1 times in the leaf of a palm, 1,3m above ground, 1 times under bark of rotten wood covered with moss, 1 times und. bark standing tree, edge of primary, 1 times inside dry branch hanging 0,5m above ground, 1 times nest inside the leaf of a small palm, 0,5m above ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand Collection, 3 times Bait trap.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 305 meters, 246 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-08-01 00:00:00.0 and 2010-11-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Pheidole amber: casent0901330; Not Provided: casent0199236, casent0199237, casent0199238, casent0199328, casent0199449, casent0199450, casent0199466, casent0199476, casent0199487, casent0199488, casent0199489, casent0199525, casent0199534, casent0219456, casent0219457, casent0219458, casent0219459, casent0282280, casent0282281, casent0282282, casent0282283, casent0282284, casent0282285, casent0282286, casent0282287, casent0282288, casent0282289, casent0282290, casent0282291, casent0282292, casent0282293, casent0282294, casent0282295, casent0282296, casent0282297, casent0282298, casent0282300, casent0282301, casent0282356, casent0282357, casent0282358, casent0282359, casent0282820, casent0282821, casent0282822, casent0282884, casent0282885, casent0282886, casent0282891, casent0282892, casent0282896, casent0282897, casent0282898, casent0282900, casent0282905, casent0282911, casent0282913, casent0282916, casent0282917, casent0283580, casent0283586, casent0283592, casent0283734, casent0283741, casent0283754, casent0292997, casent0716872, casent0738973

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