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Species: Megaponera analis   (Latreille, 1802) 

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See Also:

Megaponera analis amazon, Megaponera analis crassicornis, Megaponera analis rapax, Megaponera analis subpilosa, Megaponera analis termitivora

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Formica analis Latreille, 1802a: 282. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Formica foetens Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 354.
[Junior primary homonym of Formica foetens Olivier, 1792: 503.].
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 302; in Megaponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 107.
[For earlier references and synonymy see under Pachycondyla foetens [missing reference] Fabricius, [no year].].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in miombo woodland, 6 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in palm swamp, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in Combretum/Acacia woods, 1 times found in Gallery For., 1 times found in woodland, 1 times found in Acacia senegal-Terminalia prunioides Closed Woodland / Thicket, 1 times found in savannah woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ground forager(s), 1 times raiding termites, 1 times in soil, 1 times raiding column with termite prey, 1 times on the ground, 1 times Raiding column, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 3 times Hand collected, 3 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Malaise, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1461 meters, 641 meters average

Type specimens: Pachycondyla hottentota: casent0916822; type of Formica foetens: focol0947, focol0948, focol0949; type of Ponera abyssinica: focol0681

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