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Species: Cerapachys biroi   Forel, 1907 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Cerapachys (Syscia) biroi Forel, 1907d PDF: 7 (w.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya. "Singapore, coll. Biró." Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG). CASENT0907059. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Imai, et al. 1984: 5 (k.).
See also: Ogata, 1983b PDF: 136.

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Image taken from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in Western Ghats of India.


Indomalaya Region: Arunachal Pradesh, India, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Neotropical Region: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
Oceania Region: Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa
Palearctic Region: China, Japan

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in rainforest, 8 times found in mixed forest, 2 times found in dry forest, 7 times found in forest, 5 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in native forest, 1 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 1 times found in littoral scrub, 1 times found in tropical scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times ex rotten log, 4 times under stone, 5 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 1 times on low vegetation, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times under log, 26 individuals, 1 times litter, weeded, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 1 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times Winkler, 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 6 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 9 maxi winks, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 520 meters, 175 meters average

Type specimens: paralectotype of Cerapachys biroi: casent0907059; syntype of Cerapachys ierensis: casent0102253

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