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Species: Ponera selenophora   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera selenophora Emery, 1900b PDF: 317, pl. 8, figs. 4-6 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Papua New Guinea: Lemien (L. Biró). Type-depositories: HNHM, MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Selenopone: Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 21.
Combination in Ponera: Wilson, 1957b PDF: 382.
Status as species: Emery, 1911e PDF: 91; Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 21; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 74; Wilson, 1957b PDF: 382 (redescription); Wilson, 1958g PDF: 338; Taylor, 1967a PDF: 41 (redescription); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 38; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 63; Bolton, 1995b: 362.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in edge of swamp.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times litter sample, 2 times leaf mould, 1 times litter, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times In & on ground in newly cleared secondary growth.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Berlesate, 1 times berlesate ANIC No.648.

Elevations: collected from 548 - 1000 meters, 782 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-06-20 00:00:00.0 and 1986-07-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera selenophora: casent0903911, casent0916728

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