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Species: Carebara grandidieri   (Forel, 1891) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Oligomyrmex grandidieri Forel, 1891c PDF: 201 (aq.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Holotype queen: Madagascar, Antananarivo, coll. Camboué; CASENT0101999 (MHNG). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1895d PDF: 250 (m.).
Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004A PDF: 235.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 37 times found in tropical dry forest, 20 times found in rainforest, 12 times found in gallery forest, 3 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 12 times found in Savannah grassland, 8 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 9 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 1 times found in dry forest, 4 times found in Uapaca woodland, 4 times found in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 60 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 20 times ex rotten log, 8 times under stone, 12 times ex soil, 9 times sifted litter, 3 times on low vegetation, 3 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex termite mound, 2 times under moss, litter on rock, 1 times nest in plant pot in Pandanus sp. trunk 10 m from seashore, 1 times ground nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 33 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 9 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 10 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 8 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times 9 maxi winks, 6 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 6 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, 2 times 9 Maxi winklers, 1 times Malaise trap 1, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1689 meters, 385 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Oligomyrmex grandidieri: casent0101999; type of Oligomyrmex voeltzkowi: casent0906665



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