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Species: Nylanderia comorensis   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis comorensis Forel, 1907i PDF: 87 (w.) COMORO IS. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Emery, 1914f PDF: 422; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 219; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.


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

Distribution Notes:

Distribution: Anjouan: Dzianlandsi.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 35 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in Disturbed montane rainforest, 11 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in dry forest, 6 times found in montane rainforest, 4 times found in Disturbed montane forest, 5 times found in coastal scrub, 1 times found in coastal roadside, 1 times found in bananas plantation, 1 times found in secondary rainforest along roadside, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 38 times ex rotten log, 11 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 8 times on low vegetation, 5 times ground forager(s), 4 times under stone, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times under moss, litter on rock, 1 times under moss, above ground, 1 times under log, 1 times on rock face, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times Malaise trap 4, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times ex root mat.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1225 meters, 564 meters average

Type specimens: type of Prenolepis comorensis: focol2726, focol2727

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