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Species: Cataulacus erinaceus   Stitz, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Cataulacus erinaceus Stitz, 1910: 134, fig. 3 (w.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913i PDF: 350 (q.).
Material of the nomen nudum Cataulacus princeps referred here: Wheeler, 1922: 913.
Senior synonym of Cataulacus crassispina: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 52.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Liberia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: 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

Cataulacus erinaceus StitzHNS

Text Figure 46 Stanleyville, [[worker]]; Risimu, [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin). The collection contains many workers of this large and beautiful species, originally described and figured by Stitz from the Cameroon and Spanish Guinea. Forel many years ago gave me a specimen labelled " Cataulacus princepsHNS Emery" and has himself referred to it under that name, winch seems to exist only in manuscript. Lang and Chapin found this ant running up and down large trees.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest canopy.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times canopy luge, 1 times misc. search while walking trail, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 650 meters, 419 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Cataulacus erinaceus: casent0909222; syntype of Cataulacus princeps: casent0919584; syntype of Cataulacus erinaceus crassispina: casent0912549; type of Cataulacus erinaceus: focol2123, focol2124, focol2125



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