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Species: Polyrhachis fissa   Mayr, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis fissus Mayr, 1902 PDF: 301 (w.q.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Wheeler, 1922: 995.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis bequaerti, Polyrhachis ugandensis: Bolton, 1973b PDF: 304.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in coastal lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 2 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 2 times sweep, 1 times E. fog 27, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown A 1/8, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown B 9/2.

Elevations: collected from 110 - 600 meters, 395 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011926; paratype of Polyrhachis (Myrma) bequaerti: rmcaent000017822; syntype of Polyrhachis fissa: casent0910948, casent0912119, casent0915812; type of Polyrhachis fissus: focol1787-1, focol1787-2

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