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Species: Polyrhachis laboriosa   Smith, 1858 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis laboriosus Smith, 1858a PDF: 72, pl. 4, figs. 21, 22 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1896 PDF: 250 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953e PDF: 207 (l.).
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis architecta, Polyrhachis hortulana: Bolton, 1973b PDF: 308.

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154

P. laboriosa SmithHNS.

Das mir vorliegende ungefluegelte Weibchen ist 11 Mm. lang (die Arbeiter 9 — 10 Mm.), dem Arbeiter sehr aehnlich, die Pronotumdornen viel kuerzer, die Basalflaeche des Metanotum verkehrt-trapezfoermig, etwas kuerzer als vorne breit, hinten mit zwei sehr kleinen Zaehnen, sie geht ohne deutliche Grenze in die von oben nach unten concave, ziemlich quadratische abschuessige Flaeche ueber.

Camerun (Dr. Brauns, Berliner Museum), Cap Lopez am Suedostende des Golfs von Guinea (Dr. Brauns).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times elephant path, 1 times canopy.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Canopy fog, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times pyrethrin fogging, 1 times sweep.

Elevations: collected from 110 - 750 meters, 474 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis laboriosa: casent0903454; Paratype: sam-ent-011925; syntype of Polyrhachis laboriosa architecta: casent0912124



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