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Species: Polyrhachis (Myrma) epinotalis   Santschi, 1924 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Polyrhachis militaris st. epinotalis Santschi, 1924b PDF: 222 (in key) (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (in key). Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Polyrhachis militaris cupreopubescens epinotalis Forel, 1913; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Bolton, 1973b PDF: 313; Bolton, 1995b: 347).].
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1922: 999; Emery, 1925d PDF: 199.
Junior synonym of Polyrhachis militaris: Dorow, 1995 PDF: 36.
Status as species: Rigato, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4088.1.1 PDF: 10 (in key), 17 (redescription).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Tropical forest, 2 times found in Primary forest, 1 times found in Open Miombo Woodland, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 1 times found in Banana, 1 times found in Equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in montane forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times Soil / Leaf Litter, 1 times Silk nest on side of tree, 1 times on trunk of Solanum mauritiana, 1 times from vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Canopy fogging, 2 times Hand collected, 2 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 1 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 1 times EC32 sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 36 - 1650 meters, 864 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-09-01 and 2017-11-17

Type specimens: Lectotype of Polyrhachis epinotalis: casent0910908

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