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Species: Odontoponera transversa   (Smith, 1857) 

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See Also:

Odontoponera transversa biconcentrica, Odontoponera transversa infuscata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Ponera transversa Smith, 1857a PDF: 68 (w.) SINGAPORE. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: 4 syntype workers. Type-locality: Singapore: “SINC. 55/9” (A.R. Wallace). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: 1) BMNH Accessions Register says of these specimens: “1855 no. 9. Singapore (Malacca). Purchased of Stevens. Collected by Mr Alfred Wallace.” 2) A worker in OXUM, labelled “Sing. 5,” has been indicated as type by Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 448. This does not appear to belong to the same series as the BMNH specimens and is provisionally excluded from the syntype series. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Odontoponera: Emery, 1893g PDF: 189.
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 86; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 451; Smith, 1871a PDF: 321; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 30; Emery, 1893g PDF: 189; Emery, 1893i PDF: 262; Emery, 1895m: 458; Forel, 1899j: 314; Emery, 1900: 663; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 73; Forel, 1905f PDF: 7; Forel, 1906b PDF: 92; Forel, 1907h PDF: 17; Forel, 1909i PDF: 221; Wheeler, 1909d PDF: 339; Forel, 1910d PDF: 122; Emery, 1911e PDF: 60; Forel, 1912e PDF: 97; Forel, 1913l PDF: 7; Viehmeyer, 1916a PDF: 113; Viehmeyer, 1916b PDF: 285; Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 52; Santschi, 1920h PDF: 158; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 1; Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 242; Crawley, 1924a PDF: 383; Santschi, 1924c PDF: 95; Stitz, 1925c PDF: 111; Wheeler & Chapman, 1925 PDF: 62; Karavaiev, 1925a PDF: 81; Mukerjee & Ribeiro, 1925 PDF: 205; Wheeler, 1927b PDF: 42; Wheeler, 1927d PDF: 1; Wheeler, 1927h PDF: 84; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 5; Santschi, 1928h PDF: 124; Creighton, 1929 PDF: 152; Donisthorpe, 1929a: 444; Wheeler, 1929g PDF: 1; Wheeler, 1929h PDF: 32; Menozzi, 1930a PDF: 1; Menozzi, 1930h PDF: 328; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 58; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 448; Stitz, 1932b PDF: 733; Menozzi, 1932d PDF: 4; Karavaiev, 1935a PDF: 60; Wheeler, 1937a PDF: 21; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 327; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 67; Collingwood, 1962c PDF: 224; Baltazar, 1966 PDF: 246; Onoyama, 1980a PDF: 196; Radchenko, 1993a PDF: 79; Bolton, 1995b: 298; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 45; Tang et al., 1995: 38; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 282; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 47; Lin & Wu, 2003: 67; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 30; Yamane, 2009 PDF: 4 (redescription); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 104; Mohanraj et al., 2010 PDF: 7; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 57; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 60.
Senior synonym of Odontoponera transversa nitens: Yamane, 2009 PDF: 3, 6 (in text)
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Singapore, Myanmar, Philippines, China, Java, Vietnam

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in 2nd growth wet forest, 2 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in secondary rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in 2° wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times foragers, 1 times strays, 1 times nest in clay bank, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 2 times winkler, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1067 meters, 409 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1927-03-02 and 2014-08-04

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera reticulata: casent0900665; syntype of Odontoponera transversa: casent0900666; unpublished name: Odontoponera carli: casent0907214, casent0911207



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