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Species: Bothroponera vazimba   (Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2013) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Pachycondyla vazimba Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2013 PDF: 131, figs. 12, 48–49, 63 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Mahajanga, Parc National Namoroka, 16.9 km 317° NW Vilanandro, -16.4067, 45.31, 100 m, tropical dry forest, ex rotten log, 12–16 Nov 2002 (Fisher, Griswold et al.), collection code: BLF06686; CASENT0486413; CASC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 25 times found in tropical dry forest, 7 times found in gallery forest, 6 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 1 times found in Dry forest on sandy soil, 2 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 1 times found in Bismarckia woodland, 1 times found in disturbed forest, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in dry wash, 1 times found in Gallery forest with bamboo, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 22 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times ex rotten log, 7 times ground forager(s), 3 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times on ground, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times hand sifted, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1050 meters, 210 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Bothroponera vazimba: casent0486413; paratype of Bothroponera vazimba: casent0247224, casent0247225, casent0247226, casent0247227, casent0486411

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