Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2018
Both known specimens of this species were collected in secondary mixed evergreen broad-leaved forest of relatively advanced age, as indicated by the presence of large trees. The paratype was collected within the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve (Yu et al. 2001, Bruelheide et al. 2011, Staab 2014), one of the larger remaining fragments of subtropical broad-leaved forest in southeast China. The forest at this locality (the type locality is a similar but much smaller forest fragment) is on sloped land and rich in plant species; more than 250 woody species have been recorded on about 8000 ha. Approximately 50% of the woody species are deciduous but the tree layer is dominated by evergreen species including Castanopsis eyrei (Fagaceae) (Champ. ex Benth.) Tutch., Cyclobalanopsis glauca (Fagaceae) (Thunb.) Oerst., Machilus thunbergii (Lauraceae) Sieb. et Zucc., and Schima superba (Theaceae) Gardn. et Champ. No direct observations of biology and natural history are available for P. kepingmai.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- kepingmai. Proceratium kepingmai Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2018: 157, figs. 5B, 7A, 7C, 12, 13, 24 (w.) CHINA.
- Staab, M., Hita Garcia, F., Liu, C., Xu, Z.-H., Economo, E.P. 2018. Systematics of the ant genus Proceratium Roger (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Proceratiinae) in China – with descriptions of three new species based on micro-CT enhanced next-generation-morphology. ZooKeys 770: 137–192 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.770.24908).