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Species: Polyrhachis decemdentata   André, 1889 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Polyrhachis decemdentata André, 1889 PDF: 219 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1892f PDF: 567 (q.); Forel, 1915c PDF: 351 (m.).
Combination in Polyrhachis (Myrma): Forel, 1916 PDF: 450.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis fernandensis, Polyrhachis flavipes, Polyrhachis gustavi, Polyrhachis tenuistriata: Bolton, 1973b PDF: 302.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154

P. decemdentata AndreHNS.

Prof. Emery gab im Jahre 1891 eine kurze Beschreibung des Weibchens, zu welcher ich die Bemerkung mache, dass das mir vorliegende Stueck auffallend groesser ist im Vergleiche mit den Arbeitern, es ist naemlich 7.6 Mm. lang, ferner dass die Vorderecken des Pronotum in grosse, an der Basis breite dreieckige spitzige Zaehne ausgezogen sind.

Los-Inseln, Sherbro-Insel, Camerun (Dr. Brauns), Fernando Po, gesammelt durch die Expedition Helgoland 1886 (Wiener Hofmuseum).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest canopy, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 1 times found in Primary forest, 1 times found in Shade coffee, 1 times found in Sotobosque, 1 times found in garden, 1 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times Foragers on tree trunk, 1 times Road margins in forest, 1 times on trees, 1 times from trail in litter, 1 times canopy.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Canopy fog, 2 times EC32 sweeping, 1 times Hand collected at night, 1 times pyrethrin fogging, 1 times Sweep net, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1523 meters, 591 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-05-07 and 2019-01-08

Type specimens: syntype of Polyrhachis decemdentata: casent0913674; syntype of Polyrhachis decemdentata flavipes: casent0915811, casent0917290; syntype of Polyrhachis decemdentata fernandensis: casent0910947; syntype of Polyrhachis decemdentata gustavi: casent0905620; syntype of Polyrhachis decemdentata tenuistriata: casent0905859

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