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Species: Simopone elegans   Bolton & Fisher, 2012 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Simopone elegans Bolton & Fisher, 2012 PDF: 48, figs. 43-45 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Madagascar: Prov. Mahajanga, P.N. Baie de Baly, 12.4 km. 337° NNW Soalala, 10m., 16°00.6’S, 45°15.9’E, 26-30.xi.2002, BLF06890, ex dead twig above ground, tropical dry forest (B.L. Fisher, et al.). Type-depository: CASC. Type-specimen: CASENT0492213. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 4 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-specimen: CASENT0492214. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Chen et al., 2015 PDF: 9 (in key); Chen et al., 2019 10.3897/zookeys.838.29465 PDF: 28 (in key).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 4 times on low vegetation, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 937 meters, 101 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2001-02-25 and 2013-10-13

Type specimens: Holotype and paratype of Simopone elegans: casent0492213; paratype of Simopone elegans: casent0492214



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