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Species: Bothroponera ilgii   (Forel, 1910) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) crassa var. ilgii Forel, 1910c PDF: 244 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: ETHIOPIA: Harar ilg, 9°30’0’’ N; 41°30’0’’ E, Forel ded. 1922; NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 306.
Subspecies of Bothroponera crassa: Emery, 1911d: 77; Santschi, 1914b: 50; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 770; Bolton, 1995b: 306.
Senior synonym of Bothroponera crassa gamzea Özdikmen, 2010C PDF: 994 (unnecessary replacement name for Bothroponera ilgii: Forel, 1910c PDF: 244.
Senior synonym of Bothroponera crassior: Joma & Mackay, 2017 PDF: 17 [Note: Joma & Mackay, 2017 PDF: 17 give crassior as senior synonym, but ilgii has priority.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 5 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 4 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 4 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Orchard, 2 times found in prairies découv., 1 times found in Calcrete-rich Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Protea - Tristachya Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Pitfall trap, 11 times Hand collected, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 19 - 2050 meters, 916 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Bothroponera crassa crassior: casent0922353, casent0922354, casent0922355, casent0922356; syntype of Pachycondyla crassa ilgii: casent0907264; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Bothroponera crassa crassior andrieui: casent0915254

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