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Species: Bothroponera masoala   (Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2013) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pachycondyla masoala Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2013 PDF: 123, figs. 7, 40–41, 52, 58 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toamasina, 6.3 km S Ambanizana, Andranobe, -15.6813, 49.958, 25 m, sifted litter, rainforest, 14 Nov 1993, col. B.L. Fisher, collection code: BLF00886; CASENT0317384; CASC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in in Bothroponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 76.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in secondary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 5 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 550 meters, 207 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Bothroponera masoala: casent0317384; paratype of Bothroponera masoala: blf0882(2)-2, blf0882(5)-1, blf0882(23)-2, blf0882(32)-1, blf0882(34)-1, blf0882(42)-1, blf0886(13)-2, blf0886(48)-2



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