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Species: Fisheropone ambigua   (Weber, 1942) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera ambigua Weber, 1942b PDF: 46, fig. 6 (w.) SOUTH SUDAN. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: South Sudan (“Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”): W slopes of Imatong Mts, Lotti Forest, 5.viii.1939, no. 1452 (N.A. Weber). Type-depository: MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 302.
Status as species: Weber, 1943d PDF: 300; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 197 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 302.
Senior synonym of Fisheropone gulera (Özdikmen, 2010) [Unnecessary replacement name].
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in primary forest, 4 times found in Savanna, open times found in woodland, 2 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in Acacia nigrescens savanna, 1 times found in moist evergreen forest, 2 times found in Mopane savanna, 1 times found in grassland, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times leaf litter, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times under stone, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Moist soil, 1 times in dead wood, 1 times foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Winkler, 8 times Pitfall Trap, 5 times search, 2 times Turning over rocks, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 1540 meters, 937 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-12-25 and 2012-08-20

Type specimens: Syntype: sam-ent-011680

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