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Species: Malagidris sofina   Bolton & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Malagidris sofina Bolton & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 30, figs. 25-29, 131 (w.eq.m.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Madagascar: Antsiranana, Nosy Be, Rés. Lokobe, 6.3 km. 112° Hellville, 30 m., 13°25’S, 48°20’E, 19-24.iii.2001, BLF 3488, ground nest, rainforest (Fisher, et al.). Type-depository: CASC. Type-specimen: CASENT0427840. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 4 paratype workers, 2 paratype ergatoid queens. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: BMNH, CASC. AntCat AntWiki
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 64 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in montane forest, 9 times found in disturbed dry forest, 3 times found in Dry forest on tsingy, 2 times found in disturbed rainforest, 2 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in park/garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times ground nest, 13 times ex soil, 9 times ground forager(s), 9 times ex rotten log, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ground nest, alates, 3 vials, 3 times ex rotting tree stump, 2 times under stone, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex soil, ground nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times live, 1 times Photos. male and female alates, 5 vials, 3 times MW 75 sample transect, 5,10m, 2 times live, 4x4cm, H=2cm, P=10cm, 1 times live, 2.5x3cm, H=1cm, P=3cm, 1 times live, 4x4cm, H=2cm, P=12cm, 1 times sofina, 1 times live, 2x2cm, H=1cm, P=5cm, 1 times live, 4x4cm, H=2cm, P=16cm, 1 times with ear entrance 750m, 1 times live, 2x2cm, H=1cm, P=8cm, ...

Elevations: collected from 21 - 1175 meters, 466 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1989-05-02 and 2013-11-27

Type specimens: Holotype of Malagidris sofina: casent0427840; paratype of Malagidris sofina: casent0248357, casent0427839, casent0427841

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