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Species: Pheidole antipodum   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atta antipodum Smith, 1858a PDF: 166 (q.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) queen. Primary type locality: Australia: Swan River (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: BMNH. Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pheidole: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360.
Combination in Anisopheidole: Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 132.
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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 low scrub on sandstone and stone, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open forest, 1 times found in jarrah-marri.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times shallow nest (4cm) in open soil.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 50 meters, 32 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1977-03-09 00:00:00.0 and 1999-04-08 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Atta antipodum: casent0901259; syntype of Pheidole myops: casent0915459; syntype of Pheidole froggatti: casent0907772

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