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Species: Leptogenys castanea   (Mayr, 1862) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Lobopelta castanea Mayr, 1862 PDF: 734 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptogenys: Emery, 1895i PDF: 20.
Senior synonym of Leptogenys bellua, Leptogenys dispar, Leptogenys hewitti, Leptogenys parva: Bolton, 1975a PDF: 285.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptogenys castanea   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 6, (download) 6 3788
Leptogenys castanea n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 734, (download) 734 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in dry forest, 2 times found in forest at base of inselberg, 1 times found in closed forest, 1 times found in riparian forest, indigenous evergreen times found in forest, 1 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in renosterbos.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex soil, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times turning over logs or pieces of wood, 1 times turning over rocks.

Elevations: collected from 35 - 1676 meters, 234 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptogenys castanea: casent0902579; syntype of Leptogenys hewitti: casent0902580; syntype of Leptogenys parva: casent0907360; syntype of Leptogenys parva bellua: casent0907361; syntype of Leptogenys parva dispar: casent0915217, rmcaent000017737; syntype of Lobopelta castanea: casent0915872; type of Leptogenys parva bellua: casent0902581

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