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Species: Ponera testacea   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera coarctata var. testacea Emery, 1895n: 62 (w.q.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Ponera coarctata: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 21.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Csosz, 2003: 158; Csosz & Seifert, 2003: 207.
Senior synonym of Ponera crassisquama: Scupola, 2006 PDF: 162.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Mostly S SLO



Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Unknown, 4 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in urban area, 1 times found in riparian woodland, 1 times found in transition rocky steppe-Quercus cerris forest, 1 times found in decidous forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in deciduous gallery forest, 1 times found in Encinar/pinar, 1 times found in gorge with deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times under stone, 1 times site 51-36025B, 1 times under rock, 1 times rotten log in open, 1 times Piscina, 1 times Fuss von kalkigem Sandtrokkenrasen.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times pitfall trap, 4 times Hand, 3 times search, 2 times hand-searching, 2 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 800 meters, 251 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Ponera coarctata crassisquama: casent0903904; Lectotype of Ponera coarctata testacea: casent0903903

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