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Species: Neoponera laevigata   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ponera laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 98 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1936e PDF: 162 (q.m.).
Combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 358; in Euponera (Mesoponera): Emery, 1901b PDF: 47; in Termitopone: Wheeler, 1936e PDF: 159; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 306; in Neoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 151.
Senior synonym of Neoponera gagatina: Emery, 1892c PDF: 167; of Pachycondyla whelpleyi: Wheeler, 1936e PDF: 164.
See also: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 414.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in mature rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest edge, 1 times found in montane wet forest edge, 1 times found in Pente, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times aggregation in duff, 1 times column with termite prey, 1 times raiding underground galleries of Anoplotermes (speculitermes) sp., 1 times raiding colony of Heterotermes tenuis, 1 times raiding Amitermes beaumonti and Heterotermes tenius, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times in road, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times column on forest floor.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Malaise, 3 times search, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Pitfall72h.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 710 meters, 505 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1935-07-14 and 2016-08-15

Type specimens: syntype of Pachycondyla laevigata: casent0902510

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