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Species: Chelaner antarcticus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atta antarctica Smith, 1858a PDF: 167 (q.) NEW ZEALAND. Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: New Zealand (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: Original description is by Smith, 1858a PDF: 167, not by White, 1846: 27; discussion of publication date and authorship in Bolton, 1987 PDF: 288. Hence antarcticum White, sensu Forel, 1892c PDF: 334, Forel, 1905d PDF: 354, Brown, 1958h PDF: 29, Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 96, Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 62 are incorrect attributions of authorship and date. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Monomorium: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 360.
Combination in Aphaenogaster: Butler, 1874: 27.
Combination in Notomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1960b PDF: 343.
Combination in Monomorium: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 286.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: French Polynesia, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in in bush, 1 times found in mixed forest, 1 times found in Nothofagus/Kauri forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times litter, 1 times under stone, 1 times under disphyma.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler, 1 times beating coprosma.

Elevations: collected from 164 - 411 meters, 248 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-10-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-01-26 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Chelaner antarcticus: casent0249107; Holotype of Monomorium antarcticum: casent0902272; paratype of Monomorium suteri: casent0916994; syntype of Monomorium fulvum: casent0902273, casent0916020; syntype of Monomorium suteri: casent0916616; syntype of Monomorium integrum: casent0908675; syntype of Monomorium succineum: casent0913553; syntype of Monomorium suteri: casent0908682; syntype of Tetramorium nitidum: casent0902274; type of Monomorium succineum: focol1708, focol1709, focol1710; Type of unpublished name: Monomorium nitido antarcticum: casent0908679

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