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Species: Hypoponera dulcis   (Forel, 1907) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Ponera dulcis Forel, 1907d PDF: 2 (w.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1915: 82 (q.).
Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 214.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Hypoponera dulcis   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 13, (download) 13 23490
Hypoponera dulcis   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 43-46, (download) 43-46 23490

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in Primary Forest, 30 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in coastal forest, Pondoland coastal plateau, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 4 times found in grassland, 6 times found in coastal forest, 6 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 3 times found in Frag. degr. For., 2 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times leaf litter, 22 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 12 times sour grassland margin, 10 times ex rotten log, 5 times ex soil, 4 times sifted litter, 1 times in soil, 1 times Litter, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times on pond, 1 times In rotting log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times hand collected, 16 times Winkler, 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 13 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 1 times Winkler, 4 x 2 litre samples, 4 times Pitfall trap, 4 times Winkler extraction leaf litter, 4 times Hand, 1 times Hand collected, scraping soil to depth of 15 cm, 2 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 1 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1707 meters, 576 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-02-15 and 2019-11-09

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera dulcis: casent0922436; syntype of Ponera lamottei: casent0915486; syntype of Ponera mandibularis: casent0915483; syntype of Ponera villiersi: casent0915482; type of Hypoponera dulcis: casent0902542



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