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Species: Leptogenys purpurea   (Emery, 1887) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Lobopelta Kitteli var. purpurea Emery, 1887f PDF: 433 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptogenys: Emery, 1911e PDF: 104.
Raised to species: Wilson, 1958c PDF: 132.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in forest frag., 1 times found in montane rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times soil nest, 1 times nest ex leaves & debris base of tree, 1 times nest ex leaves & debirs base of tree, 1 times ground strays, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand coll..

Elevations: collected from 465 - 1520 meters, 1169 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptogenys purpurea: casent0903956

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