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Species: Tetraponera nigra   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

India, Sri Lanka, Java

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Pine forest, 1 times found in 2ndgrowth veg./houses, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in riparian closed-forest, 1 times found in semideciduous forest, 1 times found in Secondary forest behind, 1 times found in dry deciduous forest, 1 times found in dry Dipterocarp Forest, 1 times found in Kerangas woodland, 1 times found in mangrove, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex dead twig, 1 times ex dead branch of Anacardium occidentale, 3 times ex thorn of Acacia horrida, 3 times ex Stereospermum personatum, 1 times tree, 1 times soil, 1 times on cashew, 1 times light trap.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times Malaise trap, 4 times Pan trap, 1 times search, 1 times fog sample, 1 times general collecting, 1 times Malaise, 1 times pan traps.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1167 meters, 506 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-12-31 and 2007-05-06

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetraponera atrata: casent0902831; syntype of Sima nigra fergusoni: casent0907463; syntype of Sima nigra krama: casent0907462; syntype of Sima nigra insularis: casent0904036; syntype of Tetraponera petiolata: casent0902830; type of Sima nigra var. insularis: focol0320, focol0321, focol0322, focol0323

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