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Species: Brachyponera chinensis   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera nigrita subsp. chinensis Emery, 1895m: 460 (w.) CHINA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1921c PDF: 530 (q.); Ogata, 1987a PDF: 116 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986c PDF: 88 (l.); Imai & Kubota, 1972 PDF: 194 (k., misspelled as Pachycondyla sinensis).
Combination in Brachyponera: Brown, 1958h PDF: 22.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 304.
Junior synonym of Pachycondyla solitaria: Smith, 1874b PDF: 404 [Junior primary homonym of Pachycondyla solitaria (Smith, 1860).] and hence first available replacement name: Brown, 1958h PDF: 22.
See also: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 247.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: China, Japan
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Nearctic, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic bioregions

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in mixed forest besides lake, colony in rotting pine tree on ground, 2 times found in mixed oak pine,, 0 times found in open sandy areas with scattered woodlands, 0 times found in sandhill, 1 times found in coastal rainforest, 1 times found in mixed hardwood/pine forest, riparian, 1 times found in mixed oak pine, Liquidambar, sandy, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in clay soil, mixed hardwood, few pines forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times very rotten stump, 1 times under stones, 1 times under bark pine log, 1 times on Gentiana makinoi, 1 times nest under bark, hard log, females and males in nest, 1 times nest in very rotten stump, brood, sexuals, clay soil, 1 times nest in very rotten stump, brood, sexuals.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 379 times Lindgren funnel, 3 times Winkler, 1 times hand.

Elevations: collected from 75 - 273 meters, 187 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-02-26 and 2017-07-19

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera nigrita chinensis: casent0903937; syntype of Ponera solitaria: casent0902494

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