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Species: Mesoponera ambigua   (André, 1890) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Pachycondyla ambigua André, 1890 PDF: 316 (q.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype queen. Type-locality: Sierra Leone: (no further data) (Mocquerys). Type-depository: MNHN. Type-specimen: CASENT0101470. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 302
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
    Asia: Saudi Arabia, Yemen
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 148 times found in tropical dry forest, 49 times found in rainforest, 52 times found in Savannah grassland, 47 times found in gallery forest, 43 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 32 times found in Uapaca woodland, 28 times found in littoral rainforest, 30 times found in grassland, 20 times found in savannah woodland, 22 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 141 times ex rotten log, 95 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 98 times under stone, 41 times ex soil, 43 times ground forager(s), 14 times under rotten log, 11 times ground nest, 12 times sifted litter, 7 times on low vegetation, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 6 times on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 41 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 23 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 22 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 15 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 8 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 7 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 9 times Malaise trap, 11 times pitfall trap, 4 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 7 MaxiWinks, 1 times Malaise trap 4, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1987 meters, 521 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1957-08-16 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-14 00:00:00.0

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