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Species: Aphaenogaster swammerdami   Forel, 1886 

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See Also:

Aphaenogaster swammerdami clara, Aphaenogaster swammerdami curta, Aphaenogaster swammerdami spinipes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) swammerdami Forel, 1886c PDF: cvi (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Pays Bara, Ihosy, coll. Grandidier; CASENT0101074; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Ischnomyrmex): Forel, 1907h PDF: 14.
in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Forel, 1913b PDF: 350.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 103 times found in tropical dry forest, 42 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 53 times found in Uapaca woodland, 32 times found in urban/garden, 47 times found in Savannah grassland, 26 times found in gallery forest, 12 times found in spiny bush, 22 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 23 times found in savannah woodland, 15 times found in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 92 times ground nest, 142 times ground forager(s), 39 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 52 times plateau, 33 times ex soil, 17 times under stone, 12 times ex rotten log, 13 times on ground, 11 times littoral, 9 times on low vegetation, 7 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 94 times Malaise trap, 29 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 43 times manual collection, 24 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 37 times Malaise, 25 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 23 times Pitfall trap, 11 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 12 times at light, 8 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2714 meters, 501 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami: casent0101074

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