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Species: Brachyponera chinensis   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera nigrita subsp. chinensis Emery, 1895m: 460 (in text) (w.) CHINA (Shanghai). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: China: Shanghai (no collector’s name, specimen sent by Wasmann). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as sinensis by Imai & Kubota, 1972 PDF: 194.]
Replacement name for Brachyponera solitaria (Smith, 1874). [Junior primary homonym of Pachycondyla solitaria (Smith, 1860).]
[Note: Brachyponera chinensis junior synonym of Brachyponera solitaria (Smith, 1874) (synonymy by Brown, 1958h PDF: 22); hence first available replacement name.]
Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 304.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Europe: Russia
    Oceania: New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic bioregions

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in mixed forest besides lake, colony in rotting pine tree on ground, 2 times found in mixed oak pine,, 0 times found in open sandy areas with scattered woodlands, 0 times found in sandhill, 1 times found in coastal rainforest, 1 times found in mixed oak pine, Liquidambar, sandy, 1 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in clay soil, mixed hardwood, few pines forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in mixed hardwood few pines forest, clay soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times very rotten stump, 1 times under stones, 1 times under bark pine log, 1 times on Gentiana makinoi, 1 times nest under bark, hard log, females and males in nest, 1 times nest in very rotten stump, brood, sexuals, clay soil, 1 times nest in very rotten stump, brood, sexuals.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 379 times Lindgren funnel, 3 times Winkler, 1 times hand.

Elevations: collected from 75 - 273 meters, 187 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1948-02-26 00:00:00.0 and 2017-07-19 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera nigrita chinensis: casent0903937; Not Provided: casent0742299, casent0742331; syntype of Ponera solitaria: casent0902494

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