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Species: Cataulacus intrudens   (Smith, 1876) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus intrudens Smith, 1876d PDF: 609, pl. 11, fig. 7 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Cataulacus: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 364.
Senior synonym of Cataulacus batonga, Cataulacus baumi, Cataulacus densipunctatus, Cataulacus foveosquamosus, Cataulacus gazanus, Cataulacus hararicus, Cataulacus intermedius, Cataulacus johannae, Cataulacus pseudotrema, Cataulacus rugosus, Cataulacus subrugosus, Cataulacus umbilicatus and material of the unavailable names Cataulacus krugeri, Cataulacus tangana referred here: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 43; of Cataulacus bulawayensis: Bolton, 1995b: 138.

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Cataulacus intrudens. Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 25 July 2016. Photo by Philip Herbst; collected by Ricky Taylor


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Cataulacus intrudens   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 78, (download) 78 3950
Cataulacus intrudens   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 27-28, (download) 27-28 3788
Cataulacus intrudens   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 129, (download) 129 4387

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in disturbed dry forest, 4 times found in coastal thicket, 5 times found in degraded rainforest, 2 times found in Eastern Coastal Belt Forest, 1 times found in Miombo woodland, 3 times found in Urban garden, 2 times found in montane forest, 3 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times ex dead twig above ground, 6 times on low vegetation, 2 times Vachellia thorns, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times on low vegn., 1 times forager on tree trunk, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times canopy, 1 times under stone, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Pitfall trap, 4 times Hand collected, 2 times By hand, 1 times Sweep net am, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 Malaise traps, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, ...

Elevations: collected from 11 - 1445 meters, 641 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Cataulacus umbilicatus: casent0900262; Paratype: sam-ent-011833, sam-ent-011835, sam-ent-011836; syntype of Cataulacus baumi batonga bulawayensis: casent0909220; syntype of Cataulacus johannae: casent0101247, casent0101248, casent0101249, casent0101250, casent0101608; syntype of Cataulacus baumi: casent0904882, casent0909218; syntype of Cataulacus baumi batonga: casent0909219; syntype of Cataulacus baumi gazanus: casent0912553; syntype of Cataulacus baumi pseudotrema: casent0912555; syntype of Cataulacus baumi pseudotrema tangana: casent0912556; syntype of Cataulacus foveosquamosus: casent0912552; syntype of Cataulacus hararicus: casent0909224; syntype of Cataulacus intrudens intermedius: casent0912554; syntype of Cataulacus intrudens rugosus: casent0909234; syntype of Cataulacus rugosus subrugosus: casent0912557; syntype of Meranoplus intrudens: casent0919586; type of Cataulacus johannae var. aequinotus: focol2131

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