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Species: Leptogenys attenuata   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Ponera attenuata Smith, 1858a PDF: 91 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Bolton, 1975a PDF: 274). Type-locality: lectotype South Africa: Cape of Good Hope (= cgH), no 1490 (Drège). Type-depository: OXUM. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paralectotype worker. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Bolton, 1975a PDF: 274.
Arnold, 1915: 98 (m.)
Combination in Lobopelta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 19.
Combination in Leptogenys: Mayr, 1895 PDF: 124.
Status as species: Roger, 1861a PDF: 14; Roger, 1863b PDF: 19; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 447; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 43; Emery, 1893j PDF: 2; Mayr, 1895 PDF: 124; Emery, 1911e PDF: 102; Arnold, 1915: 97 (redescription); Wheeler, 1922: 788; Arnold, 1926 PDF: 210; Bolton, 1975a PDF: 274 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 230.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Northern Coastal Forest, 4 times found in montane rainforest, 2 times found in Forest - Indigenous, 2 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in Forest - Coastal forest, 1 times found in Fynbos, 1 times found in Grassland - n/slope, 1 times found in Knysna Sand fynbos, 1 times found in Afromontane forest, 1 times found in Algoa Dune Strandveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Pitfall trap 5 days, 5 times Pitfall trap, 1 times direct collection, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 5m, 1 times Turning over logs, 1 times Turning over rocks, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1080 meters, 181 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-01-14 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-22 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys attenuata: casent0901356; paralectotype of Leptogenys attenuata: casent0902572; syntype of Leptogenys jaegerskjoeldi: casent0915215

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