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Species: Metapone sauteri   Forel, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Metapone sauteri Forel, 1912n PDF: 763 (q.) TAIWAN. Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype queens (number not stated). Type-locality: Taiwan: Banshoryo Dist., Sokutsu (H. Sauter). Type-depository: MHNG (perhaps also in DEIB). Type notes: Taylor & Alpert, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4105.6.1 PDF: 516, refer to a holotype (MHNG), but in the original description Forel implies more than one specimen by saying “Longueur: 10.2-10.8 mm.” In his second description of the same material Forel, 1913g PDF: 189, records the lengths as “10.5-11.1 mm.” Therefore at least one other type specimen exists, probably in Sauter’s collection in DEIB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Forel, 1913g PDF: 189.].
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Taiwan
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Gregg, R. E., 1958, Two new species of Metapone from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 60, pp. 111-121

Metapone sauteriHNS Forel

Forel, Arch. f. Naturg., 1913, 79, p. 189, Fig. [[queen]]; Wheeler, Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer., 1919, 12, p. 182, [[queen]]; Emery, Genera Insect., 1921, Fasc. 174, p. 20.

Type locality: Sokutsu, Banshoryo District, Formosa (Hans Sauter)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collect Date Range: collected on 1912-06-01

Type specimens: syntype of Metapone sauteri: casent0907445; type of Metapone sauteri: focol0372

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