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Species: Neoponera laevigata   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Ponera laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 98 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Troya & Lattke, 2022 10.1163/1876312X-bja10034 PDF: 42). Primary type locality: Brazil: Amazonas, Ega (= Tefé), [3.3°S, 64.7°W, 57m] “58/6” (H.W. Bates). Primary type depository: BMNH. Primary type specimen: BMNH(E)1015554 (CASENT0902510) (lectotype). Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: BMNH. Type notes: Original description cites two syntype workers. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as levigata by Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 34.]
Combination in Termitopone: Wheeler, 1936e PDF: 159.
Combination in Pachycondyla: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 358; Brown, 1995a: 306.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mature rainforest, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest edge, 1 times found in montane wet forest edge, 1 times found in Ombrophylous open Amazonian forest, 1 times found in TerraFirme, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times aggregation in duff, 1 times column with termite prey, 1 times at night; ground foragers, 1 times raiding underground galleries of Anoplotermes (speculitermes) sp., 1 times raiding colony of Heterotermes tenuis, 1 times raiding Amitermes beaumonti and Heterotermes tenius, 1 times LeafLitter, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times in road, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex dead Mistacius sp. frog, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Malaise, 5 times search, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 710 meters, 487 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1935-07-14 00:00:00.0 and 2018-01-31 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera laevigata: casent0902510

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