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Species: Ponera selenophora   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera selenophora Emery, 1900b PDF: 317, pl. 8, figs. 4-6 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Selenopone: Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 21; in Ponera: Wilson, 1957b PDF: 382.
See also: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 41.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Malaysia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in edge of swamp.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times litter sample, 2 times litter, 2 times leaf mould, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times In & on ground in newly cleared secondary growth.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Berlesate, 1 times berlesate ANIC No.648.

Elevations: collected from 548 - 1000 meters, 782 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera selenophora: casent0903911, casent0916728

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