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Species: Hypoponera sakalava   (Forel, 1891) 

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Hypoponera sakalava excelsior

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Ponera sakalava Forel, 1891c PDF: 124, pl. 4, fig. 3 (q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antananarivo, Forêt d'Andrangoloaka,; CASENT0101023; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 222 (w.).
Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 216.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Hypoponera sakalava excelsior.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 111 times found in rainforest, 23 times found in montane rainforest, 4 times found in montane forest, 6 times found in montane ravine forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 2 times found in degraded forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 103 times ex rotten log, 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 13 times sifted litter, 6 times ex soil, 4 times ex rotten stick on ground, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times under stone, 2 times under moss on stone, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times under rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times 03 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 5 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 10 maxi winks, 1 times 2 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times Malaise trap, 01 Malaise trap, 1 times 1 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1625 meters, 866 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera sakalava: casent0101023, casent0101405, casent0101684



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