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Species: Polyrhachis medusa   Forel, 1897 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Polyrhachis schistacea r. medusa Forel, 1897d PDF: 206 (w.q.m.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Santschi, 1914b: 140.
Raised to species: Forel, 1907i PDF: 92; Santschi, 1914b: 140; Emery, 1925d PDF: 199.
See also: Bolton, 1973b PDF: 312.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Notes:

Caste of types: (w, q, m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: 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

Polyrhachis medusaHNS Forel,

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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in coastal thicket, 1 times found in mangrove, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times from trail.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 450 meters, 145 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Polyrhachis medusa: casent0903453, casent0910905



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