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Species: Nylanderia gracilis   (Forel, 1892) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Prenolepis gracilis Forel, 1892l PDF: 517 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antananarivo, Andrangoloaka; CASENT0101300; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Prenolepis (Nylanderia): Wheeler, 1922: 1038.
Combination in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 127.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 77 times found in rainforest, 63 times found in montane rainforest, 10 times found in montane forest, 7 times found in gallery montane forest, 4 times found in disturbed dry forest, 2 times found in Savannah grassland, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in Uapaca woodland, 1 times found in Bismarckia woodland, 1 times found in savannah woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 64 times ex rotten log, 39 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 18 times sifted litter, 10 times ex dead twig above ground, 6 times ex soil, 2 times under stone, 1 times Pools, 2 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex rotting tree stump, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 7 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 6 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 4 times 03 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times 10 maxi winks, 3 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 2 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 3 times MW 75 sample transect, 5,10m, ...

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1984 meters, 1050 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-09-24 and 2018-02-11

Type specimens: syntype of Prenolepis gracilis: casent0101300

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