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Species: Megaponera analis   (Latreille, 1802) 

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See Also:

Megaponera analis amazon, Megaponera analis crassicornis, Megaponera analis rapax, Megaponera analis subpilosa, Megaponera analis termitivora

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Formica analis Latreille, 1802a PDF: 282. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype(?) worker. [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.] Type-locality: Guinea: (no further data) (Dr Isert). Type-depository: ZMUC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Note: Latreille, 1802a PDF: 282 (in text): “J’ai changé le nom de M. Fabricius, le naturaliste Olivier l’ayant déjà employé pour une autre espèce”.].
Replacement name for Megaponera foetens (Fabricius, 1793). [Junior primary homonym of Formica foetens Olivier, 1792.].
Combination in Megaponera: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 30.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 302.
[For earlier references and synonymy see under Megaponera foetens (Fabricius, 1793).].
Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 302; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 220; Madl, 2019 PDF: 17.
Senior synonym of Megaponera abyssinica: Bolton, 1995b: 302.
Senior synonym of Megaponera dohrni: Bolton, 1995b: 302.
Senior synonym of Megaponera laeviuscula: Bolton, 1995b: 302.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in primary forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in palm swamp, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in Combretum/Acacia woods, 1 times found in Gallery For., 1 times found in woodland, 1 times found in Savane boisee, 1 times found in savanna woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times ground forager(s), 1 times raiding termites, 1 times in soil, 1 times raiding column with termite prey, 1 times on the ground, 1 times Raiding column, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall trap, 4 times search, 4 times Hand collected, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Malaise, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1461 meters, 548 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1934-09-29 and 2018-06-19

Type specimens: Pachycondyla hottentota: casent0916822; type of Formica foetens: focol0947, focol0948, focol0949; type of Ponera abyssinica: focol0681

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