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Species: Ponera tenuis   (Emery, 1900) 

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See Also:

Ponera tenuis_cf, Ponera tenuis_cf1, Ponera tenuis_cf3

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cryptopone tenuis Emery, 1900b PDF: 321, pl. 8, figs. 21, 22 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Ponera huonica: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 98.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 34 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in upper montane rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in Moss forest, 1 times found in Rainforest gully, 1 times found in Ridge forest, 1 times found in edge of spring.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex rotten log, 3 times sifted leaf litter, 5 times litter sample, 6 times Litter, 5 times Leaf litter, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times mossy litter, 1 times moss on trees, 1 times moss ex Ficus roots, 1 times moss & old Epiphytes gallery log, 1 times leafmould, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 26 times Berlesate, 3 times winkler, 1 times Flying, 1 times ANIC berlesate no. 308.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2900 meters, 1309 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Ponera tenuis: casent0903920; paratype of Ponera huonica: casent0916719; syntype of Cryptopone tenuis: casent0922438

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