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Species: Plagiolepis madecassa   Forel, 1892 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Plagiolepis pygmaea r. madecassa Forel, 1892o: 241 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Moramanga, Mangoro river, coll. Sikora; CASENT0101226; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1895d PDF: 245 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Forel, 1892l PDF: 519.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Europa Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mauritius: Calebasses, Corps de Garde, Le Pouce – Rodrigues. Endemic to the Malagasy Subregion. Recorded from the Seychelles (Inner Seychelles, Amirantes, Aldabra), Comores (Mayotte) and Madagascar.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Plagiolepis madecassa   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de l'Imerina oriental (Moramanga etc.)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 243-251: 245, (download) 245 3956
Plagiolepis madecassa   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: 86, (download) 86 8171
Plagiolepis madecassa   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: 21, (download) 21 3994
Plagiolepis madecassa   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
Plagiolepis madecassa   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: 165, (download) 165 4046
Plagiolepis madecassa   Emery, C., 1894, Mission scientifique de M. Ch. Alluaud aux îles Séchelles (mars, avril, mai 1892). 2 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 63, pp. 67-72: 71, (download) 71 3771
Plagiolepis madecassa   Forel, A., 1892, Nouvelles espèces de formicides de Madagascar. (Récoltées par M. Sikora.), Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 36, pp. 516-535: -1, (download) -1 3940

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 28 times found in urban/garden, 28 times found in grassland, 44 times found in Savannah grassland, 19 times found in coastal scrub, 36 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 20 times found in Uapaca woodland, 22 times found in tropical dry forest, 15 times found in rainforest, 18 times found in montane rainforest, 10 times found in secondary thicket and diverse vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 70 times on low vegetation, 42 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 32 times ground forager(s), 31 times under stone, 24 times ex soil, 11 times ex dead twig above ground, 7 times ex rotten log, 7 times under tree bark, live tree, 5 times ex dead tree stump, 7 times on ground, 6 times sifted litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 13 times beating low vegetation, 13 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 16 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 13 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 14 times Malaise trap, 9 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 5 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, 7 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 1 times 9 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1987 meters, 616 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Plagiolepis pygmaea madecassa: casent0101226, casent0101227, casent0101822

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