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Species: Leptogenys intermedia   Emery, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptogenys intermedia Emery, 1902c: 32 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Leptogenys nitida Smith, 1858a PDF: 92 [Junior primary homonym of Leptogenys nitida Heer, 1849: 149.]; designated by Bolton, 1995b: 231.
[Note: intermedia oldest junior synonym of nitida Smith (synonymy by Bolton, 1975a:289); hence intermedia first available replacement name.].
Status as species: Forel, 1914d PDF: 214.
Senior synonym of Leptogenys adpressa, Leptogenys aena, Leptogenys capensis, Leptogenys deflocata, Leptogenys gracilis, Leptogenys grandior, Leptogenys insinuata, Leptogenys speculans: Bolton, 1975a PDF: 289.
Senior synonym of Leptogenys tenuis: Forel, 1912o PDF: 52; Bolton, 1975a PDF: 289;.

Taxon Page Images:

Leptogenys intermedia. Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; 17 July 2016. Photo by Philip Herbst; collection by Ricky Taylor


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1975a


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in Grassland, 2 times found in Combretum erythrophyllum Riverine Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 4 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 1 times found in Eastern Coastal Belt Forest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Savanna, 1 times found in Bushclumps in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in South Outeniqua Sandstone Fynbos, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter, 1 times foraging, 1 times ex rotten log, 2 times under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times Pitfall trap, 6 times Hand collected, 1 times Winkler, 1 times By hand, 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 21 - 2400 meters, 1350 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Leptogenys tenuis: casent0916844; syntype of Leptogenys brevinodis deflocata: casent0915230; syntype of Leptogenys intermedia: casent0903945; syntype of Leptogenys nitida speculans: casent0915232; syntype of Leptogenys tenuis: casent0915231; syntype of Leptogenys nitida adpressa: casent0907356; syntype of Leptogenys nitida aena: casent0907357; syntype of Leptogenys nitida brevinodis: casent0907358; syntype of Leptogenys nitida grandior: casent0907359; syntype of Ponera nitida: casent0902578; type of Leptogenys intermedia: focol1031; type of Leptogenys tenuis: focol1032, focol1033, focol1034

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