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Species: Leptogenys maxillosa   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera maxillosa Smith, 1858a PDF: 93 (w.m.) MAURITIUS. Malagasy. Primary type information: Mauritius, col. Dr. Beke; CASENT0102266; BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptogenys: Roger, 1861a PDF: 43.
Senior synonym of Leptogenys falcata: Forel, 1901m PDF: 46; Bolton, 1975a PDF: 254; of Leptogenys cribrata, Leptogenys vinsonnella: Bolton, 1975a PDF: 254.
See also: Lattke, 2011 PDF: 188. Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2014 PDF : 111 (Lectotype designation).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa
    Americas: Brazil, Cuba, Honduras
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Neotropical
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Mpala Res. Centre


Caste of types: (w, m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptogenys maxillosa   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 41-49: -1, (download) -1 3954
Leptogenys maxillosa   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 159, (download) 159 4046
Leptogenys maxillosa   Forel, A., 1907, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner. No. VI. - Fourmis des Seychelles, Amirantes, Farquhar et Chagos., Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 12, pp. 91-94: -1, (download) -1 4010

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in urban/garden, 4 times found in littoral rainforest, 4 times found in Disturbed tropical dry forest, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in coastal, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in in house, 1 times found in urban garden, 1 times found in mixed forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex rotten log, 3 times on low vegetation, 5 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times breaking off bark, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times ex soil, 1 times On the ground of city center garden.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times at light, 2 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times voucher nr DIST_299A.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 175 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys maxillosa: casent0102266; paralectotype of Leptogenys maxillosa: casent0102267; syntype of Leptogenys cribrata: casent0102022, casent0102023; type of Leptogenys falcata: focol1018, focol1019, focol1020, focol1021

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