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Species: Hypoponera gracilicornis   (Menozzi, 1931) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera gracilicornis Menozzi, 1931b PDF: 266 (in key) (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queen(s), syntype ergatoid queen(s) (numbers not stated). Type-locality: Costa Rica: (no further data) (H. Schmidt). Type-depositories: DEIB, IEUB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Menozzi, 1931d PDF: 197.]
[Unresolved junior primary homonym of Pachycondyla gracilicornis (Mayr, 1868) (Bolton, 1995b: 214).]
Combination in Hypoponera: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 122
Status as species: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 122; Bolton, 1995b: 214.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 167 times found in montane wet forest, 58 times found in cloud forest, 39 times found in cloud forest, mature but probably disturbed, some big trees, bordering road on steep slope, 13 times found in cloud forest, probably old second growth, matrix of dense bamboo and more open forest, 10 times found in wet forest, 9 times found in mature wet forest, 7 times found in moist forest, 4 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in cloud forest, old second growth, riparian, 2 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 116 times hojarasca, 87 times ex sifted leaf litter, 26 times ex sifted litter from forest floor, 14 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 6 times ex sifted litter, 5 times Hojarasca, en bosque paralelo al sendero gradiente fuerte y al lado de paredon, 2 times tomada en la naciente cerca del refugio, 4 times Hojarasca, bosque, 1 times under epiphytes, 3 times Entre M/03 a M/04, 3 times suelo, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 137 times Mini Winkler, 70 times Winkler, 62 times miniWinkler, 30 times Berlese, 18 times search, 7 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Davis sifter.

Elevations: collected from 35 - 2250 meters, 1534 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1983-12-24 00:00:00.0 and 2022-01-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: type of Ponera gracilicornis: focol0355



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