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Species: Ponera clavicornis   Emery, 1900 

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See Also:

Ponera clavicornis_cf, Ponera clavicornis_cf2

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera clavicornis Emery, 1900b PDF: 317, pl. 8, figs. 7, 8 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Taylor, 1967a PDF: 74 (q.).
Combination in Selenopone: Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 22.
in Ponera (Hypoponera): Santschi, 1938b PDF: 79; in Ponera: Wilson, 1957b PDF: 377; Taylor, 1967a PDF: 73.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Japan
    Oceania: Australia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in riparian forest litter N. bank Ngarmeskang R., 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Ridge forest, 1 times found in riparian forest litter, 1 times found in Swamp forest, south end, east of road, 1 times found in swamp forest, south end, east of road; including nest of A. gracilipes in rotten palm frond, 1 times found in Upland Forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times in Litter, 3 times ex rotten log, 2 times Litter, 2 times leaf litter (1 sq meter), 2 times leaf litter, 1 times under bark, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mould, rotten wood), 1 times sifted from 1m² leaf litter, 1 times mossy litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times hand collected, 7 times Berlesate, 2 times Maxi-winkler, 2 times Winkler, 1 times berlesate ANIC No.648, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over 12 hours.

Elevations: collected from 9 - 2400 meters, 548 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera clavicornis: casent0903913, casent0916729

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