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Extant: 3 valid subspecies
Manamana, [[worker]]; Bafwasende, [[worker]]; Medje, [[worker]]; Ngayu. [[worker]]; Niapu, [[worker]], [[queen]]; Niangara, [[worker]]; Akenge, [[worker]], [[queen]] (Lang and Chapin). The specimens from Manamana, fourteen in number, are accompanied by the note: "Found under a log. When it was lifted the ants feigned death." The specimen from Bafwasende is very small. The specimens from the other localities, seventy-four in number, were all taken from the stomachs of toads (Bufo polycercus, superciliaris, funereus, and luberosus). One specimen from Akenge was taken from the stomach of a frog (Rana albolabris).
I believe I have identified this species correctly. All the specimens, both workers and females, have a blood-red, subtriangular spot at the middle of the posterior border of each gastric segment. I regard Santschii B. sculpturataHNS, described from a female, as synonymous with Emery's pachydermaHNS.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 2 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 2 times found in Prim. unlog. For., 1 times found in Coffee Plantation, 1 times found in rainforest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 1 times found in Sec. For, 1 times found in cocoa, 1 times found in mature swamp forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Under rotten log, 3 times ex. Rotten log, 2 times sited within forest, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times In soil, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex rotten stick on ground, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 2 times Hand collected, 3 times Hand, 2 times Yellow pan trap, 3 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 1 times search, 1 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Berlese funnel litter sample, 1 times Hand collected, scraping soil to depth of 30 cm.
Elevations: collected from 110 - 1337 meters, 566 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-12-01 and 2019-01-10