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Species: Colobopsis saundersi   (Emery, 1889) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus saundersi Emery, 1889: 516 (s.w.) MYANMAR. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1893c PDF: 438 (q.)
Junior synonym of Colobopsis badia: Emery, 1896j PDF: 375
Revived from synonymy: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 346
Combination in Colobopsis: Ward et al., 2016 PDF: 350
// Distribution


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


Workers in this group respond to threats by deliberately (and fatally) rupturing their body walls, splattering the enemy with toxic fluid.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in exposed limestone pinnacle in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Fogging, canopy, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 558 meters, 331 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1887-04-01 and 2014-08-02

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0735153; syntype of Camponotus saundersi: casent0905463

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