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Species: Plagiolepis alluaudi   Emery, 1894 

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Plagiolepis alluaudi_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery, 1894b PDF: 71 (w.) SEYCHELLES IS. Malagasy. Primary type information: Seychelles Is, Mahé, La Misère, 1892, coll. Ch. Alluaud; CASENT0101699; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1907d PDF: 30 (q.).
Senior synonym of Plagiolepis augusti, Plagiolepis foreli, Plagiolepis mactavishi, Plagiolepis ornata: Smith, 1958b PDF: 196.
See also: Smith, 1979: 1423.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists) Species is native to: Afrotropical, Malagasy bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Gabon, Mozambique, Senegal
Malagasy Region: Comoros, Grande Glorieuse, Juan de Nova Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles
Oceania Region: Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii
Palearctic Region: Netherlands, Switzerland

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1920d (as foreli, a synonyn)


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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Plagiolepis alluaudi   Forel, A., 1907, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner. No. VI. - Fourmis des Seychelles, Amirantes, Farquhar et Chagos., Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 12, pp. 91-94: -1, (download) -1 4010
Plagiolepis alluaudi   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Plagiolepis alluaudi   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 165, (download) 165 4046
Plagiolepis alluaudi   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 41-49: -1, (download) -1 3954
Plagiolepis alluaudi n. sp.  Emery, C., 1894, Mission scientifique de M. Ch. Alluaud aux îles Séchelles (mars, avril, mai 1892). 2 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 63, pp. 67-72: 71, (download) 71 3771

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 212 times found in rainforest, 146 times found in tropical dry forest, 89 times found in montane rainforest, 47 times found in gallery forest, 34 times found in littoral rainforest, 32 times found in montane forest, 20 times found in urban/garden, 33 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 25 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 18 times found in park/garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 232 times ex dead twig above ground, 115 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 94 times ex rotten log, 52 times on low vegetation, 22 times under tree bark, live tree, 18 times under stone, 16 times ground forager(s), 11 times ex soil, 15 times sifted litter, 6 times ex Melastomataceae (canal), 9 times ex rotten stick on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 52 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 62 times Malaise trap, 42 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 36 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 32 times beating low vegetation, 22 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 12 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 9 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 16 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 14 times GC, 14 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1987 meters, 471 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Plagiolepis alluaudi: casent0101699, casent0102083, casent0102084; syntype of Plagiolepis foreli: casent0912413; syntype of Plagiolepis foreli ornata: casent0912414

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