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Species: Leptogenys elegans   Bolton, 1975 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Leptogenys elegans Bolton, 1975a PDF: 265, fig. 9 (w.) NIGERIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in Tropical forest, 1 times found in mature palm forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex. rotten log, 1 times in soil, 1 times in rotten stump, 1 times Canopy, cover 80%, 1 times Canopy 65%.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Hand, 1 times search, 1 times Can. fog. by night, 1 times Canopy fogging, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 1597 meters, 653 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1969-07-07 and 2019-11-14

Type specimens: Holotype of Leptogenys elegans: casent0902602; paratype: anic32-017979

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