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Species: Leptogenys maxillosa   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Ponera maxillosa Smith, 1858a PDF: 93 (w.m.) MAURITIUS. Malagasy. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 111). Type-locality: lectotype Mauritius: 57/140 (Dr Beke). Type-depository: BMNH. Type-specimen: CASENT0102266 (lectotype). Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 1 paralectotype male. Paratype-locality: same as for lectotype. Paratype-depository: BMNH. Type notes: 3 more workers and 1 more male from original syntype series are present in BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 111.
Combination in Leptogenys: Roger, 1861a PDF: 43
Status as species: Roger, 1861a PDF: 43; Roger, 1863b PDF: 19; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 426; Mayr, 1886c PDF: 358; Forel, 1891c PDF: 112 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 46; Forel, 1901m PDF: 46; Forel, 1907g: 91; Emery, 1911e PDF: 99; Forel, 1913a PDF: 110; Arnold, 1915: 89 (redescription); Wheeler, 1922: 787, 1011; Wheeler & Chapman, 1925 PDF: 69; Weber, 1943d PDF: 301; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 31; Baltazar, 1966 PDF: 236; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 130; Alayo, 1974 PDF: 8 (in key); Bolton, 1975a PDF: 254 (redescription); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 239; Bolton, 1995b: 232; Dorow, 1996a PDF: 76; Blard et al., 2003 PDF: 134; Lattke, 2011 PDF: 188 (redescription); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 220; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 99; Rakotonirina & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 111 (redescription); Feitosa, 2015c PDF: 99; Wetterer et al., 2016 PDF: 12.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Americas: Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Honduras
    Asia: Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Neotropical, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Mpala Res. Centre


Caste of types: (w, m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Leptogenys maxillosa   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 41-49: -1, (download) -1 3954
Leptogenys maxillosa   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 159, (download) 159 4046
Leptogenys maxillosa   Forel, A., 1907, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner. No. VI. - Fourmis des Seychelles, Amirantes, Farquhar et Chagos., Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 12, pp. 91-94: -1, (download) -1 4010

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in urban/garden, 2 times found in Miombo woodland, 2 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in Disturbed tropical dry forest, 2 times found in dry forest, 2 times found in coastal, 1 times found in urban garden, 1 times found in mixed forest, 2 times found in Ruderal, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex rotten log, 3 times on low vegetation, 5 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 2 times Foraging on ground, 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times breaking off bark, 1 times On the ground of city center garden, 1 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand collected, 1 times at light, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times voucher nr DIST_299A, 1 times Bark, 1 times Dead wood, 1 times Light-attracted, 1 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2470 meters, 410 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1892-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-27 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptogenys maxillosa: casent0102266; paralectotype of Leptogenys maxillosa: casent0102267; paratype of Leptogenys falcata: focol1018, focol1019, focol1020, focol1021; syntype of Leptogenys cribrata: casent0102022, casent0102023

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