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Species: Cyphoidris exalta   Bolton, 1981 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Cyphoidris exalta Bolton, 1981b PDF: 258, fig. 17 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307

Cyphoidris exaltaHNS sp. n.

(Fig. 17)

Holotype worker. TL 4.3, HL 0.96, HW 0.88, CI 92, SL 0.74, SI 84, PW 0.64, AL 116.

Answering to the description of spinosaHNS in general characters but differing markedly in sculpture and pilosity, as follows.

exaltaHNS Sides of pronotum smooth. Promesonotal dorsum weakly and predominantly transversely rugulose, with few meshes. Postpetiole in dorsal view unsculptured. Occipital corners without long fine hairs.

Occipital margin and sides of head behind eyes with short, curved, decumbent to appressed hairs. Dorsal margins of frontal carinae without a spaced row of long curved hairs; such hairs also absent elsewhere on head where only very short, curved pilosity is present. Dorsal surfaces of alitrunk, petiole and postpetiole with inconspicuous short, curved decumbent hairs (Fig. 17).

First gastral tergite with short curved hairs. spinosaHNS Sides of pronotum reticulate-rugose. Promesonotal dorsum strongly and conspicuously reticulate-rugose.

Postpetiole in dorsal view sculptured. Occipital corners each with a single long fine hair which is prominent and conspicuous. Occipital margin and sides of head behind eyes with projecting curved hairs.

Dorsal margins of frontal carinae with a spaced row of long curved hairs, such hairs also present elsewhere on head and projecting freely above the level of the shorter ground-pilosity.

Dorsal surfaces of alitrunk, petiole and postpetiole with conspicuous long standing hairs (Fig. 15).

First gastral tergite with elongate projecting hairs.

Paratype worker. TL 4.2, HL 0 - 95, HW 0.85, CI 89, SL 0.74, SI 87, PW 0.62, AL 112. As holotype. Holotype worker, Cameroun: Korup Reserve, 14. ii. 1980, in rotten log (D. Jackson) (BMNH). Paratype. 1 worker with same data as holotype (MCZ, Cambridge).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest.

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

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times PF 4.3.

Elevations: collected from 510 - 600 meters, 528 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Cyphoidris exalta: casent0900964



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