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Species: Myrmicaria nigra   (Mayr, 1862) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Heptacondylus niger Mayr, 1862 PDF: 755 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1916 PDF: 270 (m.).
Combination in Myrmicaria: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 155.
See also: Mayr, 1865 PDF: 110.

Taxon Page Images:

Myrmicaria nigra. Cape Columbine, Western Cape, South Africa; 25 July 2016. Photo © Philip Herbst; collection by Peter Slingsby


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmicaria nigra   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 28, (download) 28 3788
Myrmicaria nigra   Forel, A., 1910, Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 421-458: 446, (download) 446 4026

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Algoa Dune Strandveld / Southern Cape Dune Fynbos mozaic, 1 times found in fynbos.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection, 1 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 23 - 1040 meters, 467 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011695; syntype of Heptacondylus niger: casent0919728; syntype of Myrmicaria nigra: casent0900506

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