| Leptanilla taiwanensis|
Ogata, Terayama & Masuko, 1995
Known from a few collections, the most recent of which were from subterranean pitfall traps.
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Man et al (2017) - Using a subterranean pitfall trap, we collected 116 workers of Leptanilla taiwanensis from nine sample plots in Beijing: plots 2 to 4 - northwest suburb of Beijing, mountainous forested area close to a road and surrounded by farmland and plots 5 to 10, urban parks and green belts along roads significantly disturbed by human activities. Geographic coordinates and elevation of the sites where L. taiwanensis were collected are as follows. Site 2: 40°22′26″N, 115°58′18″E, 550 m; Site 3: 40°8′59″N, 116°1′32″E, 167 m; Site 4: 40°1′13″N, 115°52′5″E, 269 m; Site 5: 40°2′7″N, 116°15′8″E, 68 m; Site 6: 40°0′18″N, 116°18′17″E, 51 m; Site 7: 39°57′12″N, 116°12′49″E, 60 m; Site 8: 39°56′38″N, 116°18′47″N, 61 m; Site 9: 39°55′8″N, 116°18′37″E, 75 m; Site 10: 39°52′13″N, 116°20′53″E, 47 m.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- taiwanensis. Leptanilla taiwanensis Ogata, Terayama & Masuko, 1995: 28, figs. 12-18 (w.q.) TAIWAN.
- Man, P., Ran, H., Chen, Z., Xu, Z. 2017. The northern-most record of Leptanillinae in China with description of Protanilla beijingensis sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 9: e009008 (DOI 10.20362/am.009008).
- Ogata, K.; Terayama, M.; Masuko, K. 1995. The ant genus Leptanilla: discovery of the worker-associated male of L. japonica, and a description of a new species from Taiwan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae). Syst. Entomol. 20: 27-34 (page 28, figs. 12-18 worker, queen described)