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Species: Anochetus agilis   Emery, 1901 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Anochetus agilis Emery, 1901b PDF: 52 (w.) BORNEO (East Malaysia: Sabah). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Borneo: Sabah, Banguey I. (Staudinger & Bang-Haas). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Brown, WL Jr.,, 1978, Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography., Studia Entomologica 20, pp. 549-638

[6] Anochetus agilisHNS

A. agilisHNS is represented in collections by Emery’s type (MCSN-Genoa), a worker from "Banguey, Borneo". Unfortunately, this example has a shriveled petiolar node, so that the original shape is unknown. A worker specimen taken inland from Batulitjin, Kalimantan Selatan (SE Borneo) in rain forest (W. L. Brown) is larger (TL 11.5, HL 2.37, HW 1.76, ML 1.58, WL 3.60, scape L 2.56, eye L 0.46 mm; Cl 74, MI 67) than the type, and has a blunt petiolar node of a particular form (fig. 41). Forel assigned to A. agilisHNS 2 workers from Sarawak (Haviland) ; one of these is portrayed in fig. 51. These examples are smaller than Emery’s type: HL 1.64, HW 1.32, ML 1.32, eye L 0.32 mm; Cl 80, MI 80; and have shorter, pointed petiolar nodes.

All 3 of these samples, whether they collectively represent one, two or three different species, are attenuated versions of A. risiiHNS that recall in a general way the emarginatusHNS group of tropical America, and A. faureiHNS of southern Africa. The eyes are very large, and the head behind the eyes is narrowed.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Degraded coastal hill forest, 1 times found in secondary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times On granite.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Winkler #8.

Elevations: collected at 1200 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1967-05-07 and 1989-11-09

Type specimens: Holotype of Anochetus agilis: casent0903984

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