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Species: Tetramorium melleum   Emery, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium melleum Emery, 1897c PDF: 586, pl. 15, figs. 29, 30 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Papua New Guinea: Belaio I., nr Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen (= Madang) (L. Biró). Primary type depository: HNHM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Brown, 1964a PDF: 13 (q.)
Status as species: Emery, 1900: 691; Emery, 1924f PDF: 290; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 173; Brown, 1964a PDF: 13 (redescription); Bolton, 1976 PDF: 301; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 86; Bolton, 1986a PDF: 14 (redescription); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 67; Taylor, 1991b PDF: 610; Bolton, 1995b: 378.
// 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: 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times surface soil, 1 times under bark, rotten log, 1 times foragers on large boulder.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Swarming 7a.m., 1 times sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 120 - 1220 meters, 762 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1933-12-01 00:00:00.0 and 2010-01-30 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Ireneella papuensis: casent0901032

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