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Species: Meranoplus cryptomys   Boudinot & Fisher, 2013 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus cryptomys Boudinot & Fisher, 2013 PDF: 316, figs. 21, 26-27, 33–38, 63 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toliara, P.N. Tsimanampetsotsa, Bemanateza 23.0 km 131° SE Behaloka, 23°00’ S, 43°53’ E, 90 m, malaise, spiny forest/thicket, 22–26.iii.2002, BLF6257, coll. B.L. Fisher et al.; CASENT0440939; CASC. AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 2 times found in dry forest, spiny forest, 1 times found in Shrubland, 1 times found in Uapaca woodland, 1 times found in Bismarckia woodland, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in dry deciduous forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 2 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times Malaise, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement.

Elevations: collected from 58 - 1494 meters, 611 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0440939; paratype: casent0077998, casent0132374



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