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Species: Prenolepis nitens   (Mayr, 1853) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tapinoma nitens Mayr, 1853b PDF: 144 (w.) SLOVENIA. Palearctic. Primary type information: Šiška, [a district in the municipality of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. Mayr (1853) writes “Umgebung von Laibach” [vicinity of Laibach], the German name for Ljubljana]. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Prenolepis: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 52.
Junior synonym of Prenolepis imparis: Emery, 1893k PDF: 635.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Turkey
    Europe: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO except Alpine


Various habitats

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Prenolepis nitens   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 81, (download) 81 3923
Prenolepis nitens   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 179, (download) 179 4001

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 1 times found in frygana on sea coast, 1 times found in old olive forest, 1 times found in open dry rocky, 1 times found in pine forest patch, 1 times found in pubescent oak shrub/forest, 1 times found in city park, small wood, 1 times found in coniferous forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times under stone, 1 times under large rock, 1 times foraging on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Hand, 2 times search.

Elevations: collected from 13 - 887 meters, 410 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Tapinoma polita: casent0901941; syntype of Tapinoma nitens: casent0915728; type of Tapinoma nitens: focol2728, focol2729, focol2730

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