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Species: Hypoponera dulcis   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera dulcis Forel, 1907d PDF: 2 (w.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Tanzania (“Afrique orientale allemande”): Arusha-chini (Katona). Type-depository: unknown (absent from MHNG, presumed lost (Bolton & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 43); possibly in HNHM ?). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1915: 82 (q.)
Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 214
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b

Notes:

Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Hypoponera dulcis   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 13, (download) 13 23490
Hypoponera dulcis   Bolton, B. & Fisher, B. L., 2011, Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 2843, pp. 1-118: 43-46, (download) 43-46 23490

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in Primary Forest, 30 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in coastal forest, Pondoland coastal plateau, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 4 times found in grassland, 6 times found in coastal forest, 6 times found in littoral rainforest, 2 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 2 times found in Forest, 3 times found in Frag. degr. For., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 22 times Leaf litter, 22 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 12 times sour grassland margin, 10 times ex rotten log, 5 times ex soil, 4 times sifted litter, 1 times in soil, 2 times ex. rotten log, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under stone, 1 times under rotting log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times Winkler, 23 times hand collected, 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 13 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 1 times Winkler, 4 x 2 litre samples, 4 times Pitfall trap, 7 times Hand, 1 times Hand collected, scraping soil to depth of 15 cm, 4 times Winkler extraction leaf litter, 2 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 2 times Tamis, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2500 meters, 588 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-02-15 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera dulcis: casent0922436; syntype of Ponera lamottei: casent0915486; syntype of Ponera mandibularis: casent0915483; syntype of Ponera villiersi: casent0915482; type of Hypoponera dulcis: casent0902542



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