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Species: Cataulacus wasmanni   Forel, 1897 

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

Cataulacus (Otomyrmex) wasmanni Forel, 1897d PDF: 193 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toamasina, Sainte Marie; CASENT0101998; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Otomyrmex wasmanni Wasmann, 1897a PDF: 250. Nomen nudum, attributed to Forel.].
See also: Bolton, 1974a PDF: 29.

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1899, Formiche di Madagascar raccolte dal Sig. A. Mocquerys nei pressi della Baia di Antongil (1897 - 1898)., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 31, pp. 263-290

C. (Otom) WasmanniHNS For.

In questa specie la disposizione delle strie del peziolo varia molto. Su 5 esemplari [[ worker ]], non trovo in nessuno la disposizione descritta dal Forel, cioe strie trasverse sul dorso, longitudinali sui fianchi; in uno, le strie del dorso sono quasi trasverse, ma poco regolari e alquanto oblique, in un altro sono asimmetriche, in due sono longitudinali, con tendenza a formare un vortice in ciascun lato; nel quinto, i vortici sono piu marcati e, dal margine di ciascuno di essi, s'innalza un piccolo tubercolo acuto che corrisponde al dente esistente in altre specie di CataulacusHNS.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 66 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in rainforest along river, 1 times found in disturbed rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 30 times on low vegetation, 11 times ex dead branch above ground, 14 times ex dead twig above ground, 5 times ex rotten log, 4 times ground forager(s), 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times ex rot pocket, 2 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times ex palm tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times beating low vegetation, 1 times 4 Malaise traps.

Elevations: collected from 24 - 937 meters, 325 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Cataulacus wasmanni: casent0101998



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