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Species: Bothroponera talpa   André, 1890 

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Bothroponera talpa variolata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Bothroponera talpa André, 1890 PDF: 316 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Sierra Leone: (no further data) (A. Mocquerys). Type-depository: MNHN. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1899d PDF: 473 (q.); Santschi, 1914d PDF: 314 (q.).
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 310.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Bothroponera talpa nov. sp.  André, E., 1890, Matériaux pour servir a la faune myrmécologique de Sierra-Leone (Afrique occidentale)., Revista de Entomologia 9, pp. 311-327: 316, (download) 316 6879
Bothroponera talpa   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 73, (download) 73 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in Shade coffee, 4 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in mature swamp forest, 3 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in Coffee/Banana, 1 times found in swamp forest, 1 times found in dans la foret, 1 times found in farmland, small path, 1 times found in gallery forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times Moist soil, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times under stone, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times in dead wood, 1 times ground, 1 times ex. rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 3 times Winkler, 4 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times search, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times Hand, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times Tamisage.

Elevations: collected from 110 - 1781 meters, 1076 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-02-17 and 2019-11-13

Type specimens:

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