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Species: Leptogenys truncatirostris   Forel, 1897 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Leptogenys truncatirostris Forel, 1897d PDF: 195, fig. 2 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Nosy-be (Voeltzkow); CASENT0101940; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1907i PDF: 76 (m.).
Combination in Leptogenys (Machaerogenys): Emery, 1911e PDF: 101.
See also: Bolton, 1975a PDF: 295.
Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 152 (Lectotype designation).


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptogenys truncatirostris nov. spec.  Forel, A., 1897, Ameisen aus Nossi-Bé, Majunga, Juan de Nova (Madagaskar), den Aldabra-Inseln und Sansibar. Gesammelt von Herrn Dr. A. Voeltzkow aus Berlin., Abhandlungen herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 21, pp. 185-208: 195-196 195-196 3965
Leptogenys truncatirostris   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
Leptogenys truncatirostris   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 2, (download) 2 3994

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in tropical dry forest, 12 times found in gallery forest, 2 times found in roadside, 2 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 1 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in open secondary vegetation, 1 times found in disturbed forest, 2 times found in Disturbed tropical dry forest on sandy soil, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in spiny forest/thicket.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times ex rotten log, 8 times ground forager(s), 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times under stone, 3 times ground nest, 2 times under rotten log, 1 times rotting bamboo, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Black light.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 850 meters, 103 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys truncatirostris: casent0101940; paralectotype of Leptogenys truncatirostris: casent0101626, casent0101714, casent0101727, casent0101914, casent0101975, casent0280598

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