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Species: Acropyga acutiventris   Roger, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Acropyga acutiventris Roger, 1862a PDF: 243 (w.q.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Plagiolepis: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 442.
Combination in Acropyga: Roger, 1863b PDF: 11.
Status as species: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 769; Roger, 1863b PDF: 11; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 442; Smith, 1871a PDF: 319; Emery, 1888: 530; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 174; Forel, 1894c PDF: 418; Mayr, 1897 PDF: 432; Emery, 1900: 697; Emery, 1901h PDF: 121; Emery, 1901i PDF: 567; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 333; Forel, 1903f PDF: 407; Forel, 1909k PDF: 395; Forel, 1911g PDF: 286; Forel, 1913f PDF: 663; Emery, 1925d PDF: 28; Wheeler, 1929h PDF: 57; Karavaiev, 1933a PDF: 308; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 210; Taylor, 1992a PDF: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 57; Terayama et al., 2002 PDF: 23 (redescription); LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 31 (redescription); Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 10; Mohanraj et al., 2010 PDF: 6; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 36; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 65; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 27; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 69; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 23.
Senior synonym of Acropyga crassicornis: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 31.
Senior synonym of Acropyga indosinensis: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 31.
Senior synonym of Acropyga moluccana: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 31.
Senior synonym of Acropyga undecemus: LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 31.

Taxon Page Images:

Photographed at ground nest, Bangalore, India.Dr.Kalesh Sadasivan 2014.

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Acropyga acutiventris   Roger, J., 1862, Einige neue exotische Ameisen-Gattungen und Arten., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 6, pp. 233-254: 243-244, (download) 243-244 4098
Acropyga acutiventris   Forel, A., 1894, Les formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. Adjonction aux genres Camponotus, Mayr., et Polyrhachis, Shuck., Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 8, pp. 396-420: 418, (download) 418 3951
Acropyga acutiventris   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 769, (download) 769 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 42 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, 3 times found in Forest, 3 times found in Rainforest (disturbed), 3 times found in Lowland rainforest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 2 times found in Rainforest edge, 2 times found in 2nd growth wet forest, 1 times found in search party campsite, 1 times found in Decid. Vine thicket, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex rotten log, 5 times In soil, under wood, 6 times Ex rtn. log, 5 times Under stone, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times under log, 1 times under epiphytes, 3 times Ex rotting log, 1 times Litter, 1 times workers under stone, 2 times Berlesate, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 2 times direct collection, 3 times Winkler, 3 times By Hand, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Malaise trap/ethanol, 1 times Plot-3, 1 times Berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1250 meters, 249 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1873-12-31 and 2014-08-04

Type specimens: paratype of Pseudolasius undecemus: casent0903173; syntype: anic32-018704; syntype of Acropyga acutiventris javana: casent0916765; syntype of Acropyga moluccana: casent0915710; syntype of Acropyga crassicornis: casent0905159; syntype of Acropyga moluccana australis: casent0909899; syntype of Acropyga moluccana papuana: casent0905160; syntype of Acropyga moluccana australis: casent0903172; syntype of Acropyga moluccana papuana: casent0903174; syntype of Pseudolasius undecemus: castype06984; type of Acropyga acutiventris: focol2238, focol2239, focol2240; type of Acropyga moluccana mysolensis: focol0548; type of Acropyga moluccana occipitalis: focol2237; type of Acropyga moluccana opaca: focol2234, focol2235, focol2236

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