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Species: Plectroctena cristata   Emery, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Plectroctena cristata Emery, 1899d PDF: 470 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bolton, 1974c PDF: 322 (q.)
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Togo, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1974h


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269

Plectroctena cristata EmeryHNS

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Medje, [[worker]]; Akenge, [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin). Eight specimens, all taken from the stomachs of toads (Bufo superciliaris, polycercus, and funereus).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 2nd growth veg., 1 times found in mature wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times with millipede prey, 1 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 2 times search, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Hand collecting at night.

Elevations: collected from 350 - 1520 meters, 1125 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1895-01-01 and 2012-08-14

Type specimens: Holotype of Plectroctena cristata semileavis: rmcaent000017732

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