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Species: Tetraponera nitida   (Smith, 1860) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Pseudomyrma nitida Smith, 1860b PDF: 106 (w.) INDONESIA (Bacan I.). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Sima: Emery, 1893m PDF: 54.
Combination in Sima (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921c PDF: 26.
Combination in Tetraponera: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 462.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera bidentata: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera brevicornis: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera carbonaria: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera longiceps: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera maffini: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera siggi nebulosa: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera siggi setifera: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera shankouensis: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 68.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera siggi: Ward, 2001 PDF: 636.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Nicobar Island, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Indonesia, Philippines, India, New Guinea, Nicobar Is, Thailand, China

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in littoral vegetation, 15 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in mangrove, 7 times found in rainforest edge, 3 times found in monsoon forest gully, ecotonal to savanna, 2 times found in stunted rainforest, 3 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in Monsoon forest gully ecotonal to savannah, 2 times found in roadside edge, 1 times found in peak of limestone pinnacle, scrubby veg., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times on low vegetation, 4 times ex dead twig of Mallotus, 4 times ex dead twig, 3 times ex dead twig of Premna serratifolia, 1 times ex dead twig of climbing vine, 1 times ex dead twig of Avicennia alba, 3 times ex recently felled tree(s), 3 times ex dead twig of verbenaceous tree, 1 times ex dead twig of Terminalia catappa, 1 times ex dead twig of Rhizophora, 1 times ex dead twig of Hibiscus tiliaceus, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 40 times Malaise trap, 5 times Malaise traps, 4 times pan traps, 2 times beating vegetation and hand collections, 3 times Pan trap, 2 times MT [Malaise trap], 1 times search, 1 times direct collection, 1 times fogging, 1 times Malaise trap head.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1100 meters, 198 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-08-01 and 2014-08-08

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetraponera maffini: castype06947; Holotype of Tetraponera nitida: casent0901931; syntype of Pseudomyrma carbonaria: casent0901929; syntype of Sima bidentata: casent0916867; syntype of Sima bidentata angusticeps: casent0916868; syntype of Sima siggi: casent0907464; syntype of Sima brevicornis: casent0904039; syntype of Sima difficilis longiceps: casent0907460; syntype of Sima siggii nebulosa: casent0907465; type of Sima difficilis longiceps: focol1182, focol1183, focol1184; type of Sima siggi setifera: focol1172, focol1173, focol1174, focol1175



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