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Species: Aphaenogaster gonacantha   (Emery, 1899) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ischnomyrmex gonacantha Emery, 1899e PDF: 277, fig. (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antongil Bay, coll. Mocquerys; CASENT0102038; MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Emery, 1915k PDF: 71.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 41 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in secondary rainforest, 2 times found in littoral forest, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in disturbed rainforest, 1 times found in lowland secondary forest, 1 times found in open secondary vegetation, 1 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in secoondary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times ex rotten log, 4 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead branch above ground, 6 times foraging on ground, 2 times ex carton nest, 4 times ex rot pocket, 1 times ex carton nest hollow branch, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times in old log, 1 times nest between tree roots above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Malaise trap, 1 times 4 Malaise traps, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times at light, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Malaise trap, 5 Malaise, 1 times pharmac. extrac., 1 times Yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect.

Elevations: collected from 12 - 600 meters, 262 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ischnomyrmex gonacantha: casent0101899, casent0102038, casent0102039, casent0102040

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