Although the type specimen was taken at Jarrahdale, where Curtin University students and other researchers have done much work on ants, there are no specimens in the Curtin Ant Collection. Possibly this is a species that has been affected by alteration in land use around Perth. (Heterick 2009)
Keys including this Species
Heterick (2009) - Collected in Western Australia and Victoria, but is apparently very rare in WA.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- michaelseni. Amblyopone michaelseni Forel, 1907h: 263 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1928a: 33 (q.).
Holotype worker from Jarrahdale, Western Australia (museum unknown, probably destroyed in Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität in WW II).
- Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Jarrahdale, Western Australia, Australia.
- Clark, J. 1928a. Australian Formicidae. J. R. Soc. West. Aust. 14: 29-41 (page 33, queen described)
- Forel, A. 1907j. Formicidae. In: Michaelsen, W., Hartmeyer, R. (eds.) Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Band I, Lieferung 7. Jena: Gustav Fischer, pp. 263-310. (page 263, worker described)
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. PDF