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Species: Tetraponera rufonigra   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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Tetraponera rufonigra_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Eciton rufonigrum Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 111 (w.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1875 PDF: 35 (q.).
Combination in Pseudomyrma: Smith, 1858a PDF: 159.
Combination in Sima: Roger, 1863b PDF: 25; Emery, 1921c PDF: 24.
Combination in Tetraponera: Smith, 1877b PDF: 68; Wheeler, 1922: 1015; Ward, 1990 PDF: 489.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Seychelles
    Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Malagasy
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Malagasy: Seychelles Islands, India, Sri Lanka, Nicobar Islands, Myanmar, Vietnam, China

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Dlussky, G. M. & Radchenko, A. G., 1990, [The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Vietnam. Subfamily Pseudomyrmicinae. Subfamily Myrmicinae (tribes Calyptomyrmecini, Meranoplini, Cataulacini).], [News of faunistics and systematics.], Kiev: Naukova Dumka, pp. 119-125

Tetraponera (Sima) rufonigraHNS (Jerdon, 1851).

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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in urban parkland, 1 times found in mangrove, 2 times found in mixed deciduous forest, 1 times found in 2ndgrowth veg./houses, 1 times found in Moist evergreen subtropical forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rocky outcrop in grassland, 1 times found in arid, sparse desert forest, 1 times found in Saline wetland, 1 times found in by restaurant, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times live branch Sonneratia ovata, 1 times ex live stem of Santalanum album, 1 times ex live stem of Santalum album, 1 times tree, 1 times on Saccharum, 1 times on flowering shrub on granite, 1 times on Casuarina, 1 times litter sample, 1 times ground forager, 1 times ex dry log, 1 times at the base of a tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 65 times Malaise trap, 5 times Pan trap, 4 times pan traps, 1 times search, 1 times Litter sample, 1 times Malaise traps, 1 times searching.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 2200 meters, 622 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-12-31 and 2019-07-02

Type specimens: syntype of Sima rufonigra ceylonensis: casent0907449; syntype of Sima rufonigra testaceonigra: casent0907450; syntype of Sima rufonigra yeensis: casent0907451

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