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Species: Leptogenys gracilis   Emery, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptogenys gracilis Emery, 1899e PDF: 271 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Bia di Antongil, 1897–1898, col. A. Mocquerys; CASENT0102017; MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptogenys (Leptogenys): Emery, 1911e: 99. See also Bolton, 1975a: 298. Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2014: 83 (lectotype designation).


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptogenys gracilis n. sp.  Emery, C., 1899, Formiche di Madagascar raccolte dal Sig. A. Mocquerys nei pressi della Baia di Antongil (1897 - 1898)., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 31, pp. 263-290: 271, (download) 271 3815
Leptogenys gracilis   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 76, (download) 76 8171

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in littoral rainforest edge, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex rotten log, 5 times foraging on ground, 3 times ex log, 2 times ex dead twig above ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 797 meters, 292 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys gracilis: casent0102017; paralectotype of Leptogenys gracilis: casent0102018

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