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Species: Meranoplus magrettii   André, 1884 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)


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

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1981a


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Meranoplus magrettii   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 79, (download) 79 3950
Meranoplus magrettii   Mayr, G., 1893, Formiciden von Herrn Dr. Fr. Stuhlmann in Ost-Afrika gesammelt., Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10, pp. 193-201: 9, (download) 9 4386

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Grassland, 2 times found in Maize field, 6 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in Lydenburgia - Vitex Open Woodland on hillslope (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 3 times found in Acacia savanna in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 3 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Closed undifferentiated woodland, 2 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex soil, 1 times ex nest in soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Pitfall trap, 4 times Hand collected, 1 times Sweep net.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1650 meters, 919 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Meranoplus simoni springvalensis: casent0902018; Paratype: sam-ent-011671; Syntype: sam-ent-011673; syntype of Meranoplus magretti: casent0915400; syntype of Meranoplus simoni cataractensis: casent0913024; syntype of Meranoplus bondroiti: casent0913022; syntype of Meranoplus simoni: casent0904682; syntype of Meranoplus simoni nitidiventris: casent0908931; syntype of Meranoplus simoni suturalis: casent0908932; syntype of Meranoplus simoni diversipilosus: casent0913023

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