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Species: Pseudoneoponera rufipes   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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Pseudoneoponera rufipes ceylonensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Ponera rufipes Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 119 (w.) INDIA (Karnataka/Kerala; “Malabar”). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: India: Malabar (T.C. Jerdon). Type-depository: unknown (no material known to exist). Type notes: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 447, points out that two specimens (BMNH, OXUM) labelled as “type” are not type-material; correctly they are Ponera rufipes Jerdon, sensu Smith, 1857a PDF: 67, sensu Smith, 1858a PDF: 106. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Duplicated in Jerdon, 1854b PDF: 102.].
[Misspelled as ruficeps by Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 50.].
Combination in Pachycondyla: Smith, 1858a PDF: 106.
Combination in Bothroponera: Mayr, 1867a PDF: 83; Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 55.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 309.
Status as species: Smith, 1857a PDF: 67; Smith, 1858a PDF: 106; Roger, 1860 PDF: 287; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 450; Mayr, 1867a PDF: 83 (redescription); Forel, 1886d PDF: 246; Mayr, 1886c PDF: 359; Emery, 1887f PDF: 442 (in key, footnote); Emery, 1889: 495; André, 1892c PDF: 53; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 36; Emery, 1895m: 459; Forel, 1900f PDF: 326; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 96; Forel, 1906b PDF: 91; Forel, 1907h PDF: 17; Forel, 1908b PDF: 1; Emery, 1911e PDF: 76; Forel, 1915a PDF: 22; Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 55; Santschi, 1920h PDF: 159; Santschi, 1924c PDF: 96, 97; Mukerjee & Ribeiro, 1925 PDF: 206; Wheeler, 1927h PDF: 84; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 5; Donisthorpe, 1929a: 445; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 59; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 447; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 328; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 50; Collingwood, 1962c PDF: 224; Collingwood, 1970b: 372; Tang & Li, 1982: 371; Radchenko, 1993a PDF: 79; Bolton, 1995b: 309; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 45; Tang et al., 1995: 40; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 28; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 288; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 49; Ghosh et al., 2005 PDF: 8; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 31; Mohanraj et al., 2010 PDF: 7; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 108; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 61; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 53; Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 43; Rasheed et al., 2019 10.13102/sociobiology.v66i3.4330 PDF: 435; Dias et al., 2020 10.3897/zookeys.967.54432 PDF: 117.
[Note: Pseudoneoponera rufipes erroneously included in key to species of Brachyponera: Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 286.].

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Western Ghats, Kerala. photo Dr Kalesh Sadasivan kaleshs2002in@gmail.com


// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times rotting wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting.

Elevations: collected from 480 - 620 meters, 566 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-08-01 and 2015-05-30

Type specimens:



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