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Species: Nylanderia madagascarensis rufescens   (Wheeler, 1922) 

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Nylanderia madagascarensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) madagascarensis var. rufescens Wheeler, 1922: 1038 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Sainte Marie, 1.VIII.1904, coll. Voeltzkow; CASENT0101833; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Prenolepis ellisii madagascariensis rufescens Forel, 1907; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.].
Combination in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 127.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925d PDF: 219.
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  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: 2 times found in Savannah grassland, 3 times found in savannah shrubland, 1 times found in Uapaca woodland, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex dead twig above ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Baiting, 25 index card, 10m, 1 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 1 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m.

Elevations: collected from 24 - 1707 meters, 836 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-08-01 and 2010-05-06

Type specimens: syntype of Prenolepis madagascarensis rufescens: casent0101833

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