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Species: Tetraponera rufonigra   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Eciton rufonigrum Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 111 (w.) INDIA (Karnataka/Kerala). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: India: “very common in the Carnatic, less so in Malabar” (T.C. Jerdon). Primary type depository: unknown (no material known to exist). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Duplicated in Jerdon, 1854a PDF: 53.]
Smith, 1875 PDF: 35 (q.)
Combination in Pseudomyrma: Smith, 1858a PDF: 159.
Combination in Sima: Roger, 1863b PDF: 25.
Combination in Sima (Sima): Emery, 1921c PDF: 23.
Combination in Tetraponera: Smith, 1877b PDF: 68; Wheeler, 1922: 1015; Ward, 1990 PDF: 489.
Junior synonym of Pseudomyrmex gracilis bicolor: Rothney, 1889 PDF: 352 (error).
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 159; Roger, 1863b PDF: 25, 48; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 453; Smith, 1865a PDF: 73; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 111; Mayr, 1867a PDF: 114 (redescription); Smith, 1871a PDF: 328; Smith, 1873: ix; Smith, 1875 PDF: 35; Smith, 1877b PDF: 68; Forel, 1885b PDF: 178; Forel, 1886d PDF: 247; Rothney, 1889 PDF: 352; Emery, 1889: 499; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 55; Emery, 1895m: 464; Mayr, 1897 PDF: 427; Emery, 1900: 673 (in key); Emery, 1901h PDF: 113; Forel, 1903a PDF: 709; Rothney, 1903: 98; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 108; Forel, 1903f PDF: 402; Forel, 1909i PDF: 226; Forel, 1912e PDF: 105; Forel, 1912l PDF: 164; Forel, 1913l PDF: 27; Wheeler, 1913f PDF: 234; Viehmeyer, 1916a PDF: 116; Santschi, 1920h PDF: 160; Emery, 1921c PDF: 23; Wheeler, 1922: 1015; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 1; Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 243; Santschi, 1924c PDF: 98; Wheeler, 1927b PDF: 42; Santschi, 1928h PDF: 124; Mukerjee, 1930 PDF: 151; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 62; Mukerjee, 1934 PDF: 3; Karavaiev, 1935a PDF: 75; Wheeler, 1937a PDF: 22; Donisthorpe, 1942d: 454; Donisthorpe, 1943b PDF: 201; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 81; Collingwood, 1970b: 373; Wu & Wang, 1990 PDF: 516 (in key); Radchenko, 1993a PDF: 76; Bolton, 1995b: 419; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 55; Dorow, 1996a PDF: 77; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 35; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 294; Ward, 2001 PDF: 649 (redescription); Xu & Chai, 2004 PDF: 64 (in key); Ghosh et al., 2005 PDF: 17; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 46; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 63; Bharti & Akbar, 2014a PDF: 46 (in key); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 54; Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 44; Rasheed et al., 2019 10.13102/sociobiology.v66i3.4330 PDF: 435; Dias et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.967.54432 PDF: 119; Khachonpisitsak et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.998.54902 PDF: 160; Wang et al., 2022 10.20362/am.015006 PDF: 140; Bodlah et al., 2017 PDF: 57 (redescription).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Seychelles
    Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Island, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Malagasy
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Malagasy: Seychelles Islands, India, Sri Lanka, Nicobar Islands, Myanmar, Vietnam, China

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Dlussky, G. M. & Radchenko, A. G., 1990, [The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Vietnam. Subfamily Pseudomyrmicinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae (tribes Calyptomyrmecini, Meranoplini, Cataulacini).], [News of faunistics and systematics.], Kiev: Naukova Dumka, pp. 119-125

Tetraponera (Sima) rufonigraHNS (Jerdon, 1851).

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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in urban parkland, 1 times found in mangrove, 2 times found in mixed deciduous forest, 1 times found in 2ndgrowth veg./houses, 1 times found in Saline wetland, 1 times found in by restaurant, 1 times found in secondary dry evergreen forest, 1 times found in degraded coastal hill forest, 1 times found in ecotone between mix deciduous and dipterocarp forest, 1 times found in edge of evergreen forest patch, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times live branch Sonneratia ovata, 1 times ex live stem of Santalanum album, 1 times ex live stem of Santalum album, 1 times tree, 1 times on Saccharum, 1 times on flowering shrub on granite, 1 times on Casuarina, 1 times litter sample, 1 times ground forager, 1 times ex dry log, 1 times at the base of a tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 65 times Malaise trap, 5 times Pan trap, 4 times pan traps, 1 times search, 1 times Malaise traps, 1 times searching, 1 times Litter sample.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2200 meters, 622 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2019-07-02 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Sima rufonigra ceylonensis: casent0907449; syntype of Sima rufonigra testaceonigra: casent0907450; syntype of Sima rufonigra yeensis: casent0907451



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