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Species: Lepisiota spinosior   (Forel, 1913) 

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See Also:

Lepisiota spinosior_cf, Lepisiota spinosior ballaensis, Lepisiota spinosior natalensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Acantholepis spinosior Forel, 1913a PDF: 144 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Lepisiota: Bolton, 1995b: 228.
Arnold, 1920a PDF: 558 (q.).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 17 times found in grassland, 3 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Savannah, 1 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter, 1 times in very wet ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Hand collected, 11 times Pitfall trap, 3 times Winkler, 1 times Human dung trap.

Elevations: collected from 1297 - 2100 meters, 1466 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Lepisiota spinosior: casent0903148, casent0909897

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