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Species: Polyrhachis rufipalpis   Santschi, 1910 

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Polyrhachis rufipalpis_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis rufipalpis Santschi, 1910c PDF: 396 (w.) CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bolton, 1973b PDF: 317 (q.).
Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Wheeler, 1922: 1000.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis mayumbensis: Bolton, 1973b PDF: 317.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Togo, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Santschi, F., 1923, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides Ethiopiens et notes diverses. - I., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 11, pp. 259-295

65. - Polyrhachis (Myrma) rufipalpis SantsHNS.

Congo belge: Basongo; Kunungu, (H. Schouteden); - Mayumbe, Tshela (Mayne) [[ worker ]]. (Mus. Tervueren).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 4 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times on low vegetation, 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times foragging, 1 times elephant path.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times EC32 sweeping, 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times sweep, 1 times search, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown B 8/8.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 720 meters, 465 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Polyrhachis rufipalpis: casent0912133; syntype of Polyrhachis rufipalpis mayumbensis: rmcaent000017824



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