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Species: Ponera alpha   Taylor, 1967 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera alpha Taylor, 1967a PDF: 38, figs. 23, 24 (w.q.l.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Kunai Creek, 1300 m., SW side of Bulolo River valley, nr Wau, vi.1962, RWT acc. 1966, leafmold berlesate (R.W. Taylor). Type-depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 35 paratype workers, 6 paratype queens. Paratype-locality: 31 paratype workers, 3 paratype queens with same data as holotype, 4 paratype workers, 3 paratype queens with same data as holotype but RWT acc. 1925. Paratype-depositories: AMNH, ANIC, BMNH, BPBM, CASC, MCZC, MHNG, MNHN, MSNG, USNM, YPC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 360.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Rainforest gully, 1 times found in lowland secondary rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Leaf mould, 1 times leafmould, 1 times sifted litter between tree buttresses, 1 times gully, 1 times forest litter, 1 times ex rtn. log, 1 times ex leaf mould.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Berlesate, 1 times berlesate leafmould.

Elevations: collected from 61 - 1300 meters, 1198 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1962-05-31 00:00:00.0 and 1998-04-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Ponera alpha: casent0172423



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