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Species: Meranoplus glaber   Arnold, 1926 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Meranoplus spininodis var. glaber Arnold, 1926 PDF: 285, fig. 82 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Bolton, 1981a PDF: 49.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in grassland, 4 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 6 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, 1 times found in Calcrete-rich Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Heavily grazed Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Kuruman Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Lydenburgia - Vitex Open Woodland on hillslope (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Miombo woodland/forest, 1 times found in Mixed savanna in Gordonia Duneveld.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Pitfall trap, 6 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 4 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 170 - 1555 meters, 1014 meters average

Type specimens: Syntype: sam-ent-011667, sam-ent-011958; syntype of Meranoplus glaber: casent0902021

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