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Species: Pheidole melanogaster   Donisthorpe, 1943 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pheidole (Pheidole) melanogaster Donisthorpe, 1943e PDF: 448 (s.w.) NEW GUINEA (Indonesia: Waigeu I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: 1 syntype major worker, 1 syntype minor worker. Primary type locality: Indonesia: Irian Jaya (“N Dutch New Guinea”), Waigeu I., Camp Nok, 2500 ft, iv.-v.1938 (L.E. Cheesman). Primary type depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 145; Bolton, 1995b: 325.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in primary lowland forest, 3 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Ex. On ground, 1 times Ex. Nest in rotten bank, 1 times Ex rotten log., 1 times Ex dead wood r.f. clearing, 1 times Sifted litter(leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Ground foragers(s), clearing.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand Collected.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 850 meters, 450 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1938-04-01 00:00:00.0 and 2002-08-22 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0716268, casent0716272, casent0716273, casent0716274, lacment316299, lacment316432, lacment316433, lacment316434, lacment316435, lacment316536; syntype of Pheidole melanogaster: casent0901532, casent0901533

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