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Species: Cataulacus egenus   Santschi, 1911 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Cataulacus egenus Santschi, 1911c PDF: 359. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

, fig (w.) CONGO.
Senior synonym of Cataulacus simplex: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 18.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataulacus egenus   Santschi, F., 1924, Descriptions de nouveaux formicides africains et notes diverses. - II., Revue de Zoologie Africaine 12, pp. 195-224: 217, (download) 217 3607
Cataulacus egenus   Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 198, (download) 198 20597

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in moist evergreen forest, 7 times found in station clearing, forest edge, 2 times found in 2nd growth veg., 2 times found in Primary forest, selectively logged 60 years previously, 2 times found in 2� wet forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in mature forest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times on low vegetation, 7 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times On tree trunks, 1 times in live vine stem, 1 times stray workers, 1 times Road margins in forest, 1 times hollow dead stem, 1 times fresh treefall, 1 times Foragers on ground, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times on low veg., ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 2 times hand collecting, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Hand collected at night, 1 times Sweep net, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times YP 25 trap transect, 1 times Fogging Teclea nobilis.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1600 meters, 1200 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Cataulacus egenus: casent0912547

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