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Species: Hypoponera dulcis   (Forel, 1907) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera dulcis Forel, 1907d PDF: 2 (w.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1915: 82 (q.).
Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 214.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Hypoponera dulcis   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 13, (download) 13 23490
Hypoponera dulcis   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 43-46, (download) 43-46 23490

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in coastal forest, Pondoland coastal plateau, 6 times found in littoral rainforest, 6 times found in coastal forest, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in Coastal Forest/Pondoland Coastal Plateau, 1 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in forêt mousse, 1 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 12 times sour grassland margin, 10 times ex rotten log, 4 times sifted litter, 3 times leaf litter, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under stone, 1 times on pond.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 13 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 5 times winkler, 4 times Winkler extraction leaf litter, 4 times hand collected, 1 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfalls, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W1, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 1, W4, 1 times Winkler sample, Site 2, W1, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1520 meters, 389 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera dulcis: casent0922436; syntype of Ponera lamottei: casent0915486; syntype of Ponera mandibularis: casent0915483; syntype of Ponera villiersi: casent0915482; type of Hypoponera dulcis: casent0902542



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