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Species: Phrynoponera sveni   (Forel, 1916) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) sveni Forel, 1916 PDF: 398 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Phrynoponera: Wheeler, 1922: 80.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Tanzania, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Phrynoponera sveni   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 80, (download) 80 20597
Phrynoponera sveni   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2008, The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Phrynoponera Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1892, pp. 35-52: 49, (download) 49 22424

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Riverine forest, 1 times found in Dichrostachys scrub.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times in nest of cubitermes, 1 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand collected, 2 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 1 times ex pitfall traps, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 350 - 1450 meters, 734 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Phrynoponera sveni: casent0907267

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