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Species: Metapone madagascarica   Gregg, 1958 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Metapone madagascarica Gregg, 1958 PDF: 111, fig. 1 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Madagascar: 15 km. E Tulear [-23.290429, 43.795850], 7.vi.1935, "in stump with T-4403" (H. Kirby?). Type-depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 4 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen (+ 3 queen pupae). Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: LACM, USNM. Paratype-specimen: CASENT0172254 (recorded on AntWeb as owned by ANIC). Type notes: Taylor & Alpert, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4105.6.1 PDF: 509, report the holotype as in MCZC, but Gregg stated that the holotype was in his own collection, which now mostly (?) resides in FMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Alpert, 2007 PDF: 11 (m., ergatoid m.).
Status as species: Kusnezov, 1960a PDF: 126; Bolton, 1995b: 258; Alpert, 2007 PDF: 11; Taylor & Alpert, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4105.6.1 PDF: 508 (redescription).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Metapone madagascarica sp. nov.  Gregg, R. E., 1958, Two new species of Metapone from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 60, pp. 111-121: 120, (download) 120 6291
Metapone madagascarica sp. nov.  Gregg, R. E., 1958, Two new species of Metapone from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 60, pp. 111-121: 111-115, (download) 111-115 6291
Metapone madagascarica   Alpert, G. D., 2007, A review of the ant genus Metapone Forel from Madagascar., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 8-18: 11, (download) 11 21271 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 1 times found in gallery forest, 2 times found in spiny forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in tropical forest, 1 times found in Foret sclerophylle, 1 times found in Galery forest, 1 times found in secondary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ex rotten log, 1 times in stump, 1 times in baobabs log with termites, 1 times in stump with T-4403, 1 times in log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Malaise, 2 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1025 meters, 154 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1935-06-07 and 2004-01-20

Type specimens: Holotype: fmnhins0000105978; Paratype: fmnhins0000105979, fmnhins0000105980, fmnhins0000105981; paratype of Metapone madagascarica: casent0172254



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