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Species: Leptogenys attenuata   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera attenuata Smith, 1858a PDF: 91 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1915: 98 (m.).
Combination in Lobopelta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 19.
Combination in Leptogenys: Mayr, 1895 PDF: 124.
Senior synonym of Leptogenys jaegerskjoeldi: Arnold, 1926 PDF: 210.
See also: Bolton, 1975a PDF: 274.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in Forest - Indigenous, 2 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in Fynbos, 1 times found in Grassland - n/slope, 1 times found in Knysna Sand fynbos, 1 times found in Afromontane forest, 1 times found in Riverine, 1 times found in Algoa Dune Strandveld, 1 times found in Forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Pitfall trap, 1 times direct collection, 1 times Turning over rocks, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Nest, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 5m, 1 times Turning over logs.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1080 meters, 252 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-01-14 and 2012-05-03

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys attenuata: casent0901356; paralectotype of Leptogenys attenuata: casent0902572; syntype of Leptogenys jaegerskjoeldi: casent0915215

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