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Species: Ponera petila   Wilson, 1957 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera petila Wilson, 1957b PDF: 368, fig. 2 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 102.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles
    Oceania: French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Malagasy, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in coastal scrub, 6 times found in littoral forest, 4 times found in forest, 2 times found in native wet forest, 2 times found in mixed forest, 1 times found in non native forest, 1 times found in palm forest, 1 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in glacis vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 4 times ex soil, 1 times ex litter, 1 times under rootmat, 1 times under moss on live tree, 1 times Leucaena litter, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times Ebony litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times 2 Maxi Winks, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 735 meters, 150 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera petila: mcz-ent00030124

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