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Species: Anochetus katonae   Forel, 1907 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Anochetus Grandidieri var. Katonae Forel, 1907d PDF: 1 (w.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Anochetus concinnus, Anochetus durbanensis, Anochetus gnomulus, Anochetus lamottei, Anochetus longiceps, Anochetus occidentalis, Anochetus parvus, Anochetus punctatus: Brown, 1978c: 557 (see also p. 607).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Rainforest, 4 times found in tropical wet forest, 7 times found in primary forest, 4 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in primary forest habitat, 3 times found in rainforest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 2 times found in Savane boisée, 1 times found in Gallery For., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times sifted leaf litter, 6 times leaf litter, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 4 times ex soil, 1 times under elephant shit, 2 times sifted litter, 2 times Kakamega 2009 survey, leaf litter, 2 times Berlesate, 1 times under stone, 1 times sifted litter between tree buttresses, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 8 times Winkler, 3 times Winkler sifter, 7 times Hand collected, 1 times Winkler, 4 x 2 litre samples, 5 times Tamisage, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times Pitfall trap, 2 times search, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 6 100m, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 6 50m, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2500 meters, 865 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Anochetus concinnus: casent0915157; syntype of Anochetus gnomulus: casent0913748; syntype of Anochetus grandidieri katonensis: casent0922243; syntype of Anochetus katonae: casent0907401; syntype of Anochetus lamottei: casent0915495; syntype of Anochetus parvus: casent0915158; syntype of Anochetus parvus longiceps: casent0915159; syntype of Anochetus punctatus: casent0915160; syntype of Anochetus punctatus occidentalis: casent0915161

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