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Species: Nesomyrmex madecassus   (Forel, 1892) 

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Nesomyrmex madecassus_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Leptothorax madecassus Forel, 1892o: 265 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antananarivo, Forêt d' Andrangoloaka, coll. Sikora; CASENT0101667; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nesomyrmex (Goniothorax): Emery, 1896g PDF: 58 (footnote); in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272.

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: 31 times found in montane rainforest, 19 times found in montane shrubland, 10 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 9 times found in rubicole thicket at base of cliff, 10 times found in disturbed montane rainforest along road side, 4 times found in Uapaca woodland, 3 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 5 times found in mixed tropical forest, 5 times found in forest edge, mixed tropical forest, open area, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 53 times ex dead twig above ground, 11 times on low vegetation, 3 times ex soil, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex live stem/plant, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex rotten tree stump, 1 times ex rot pocket above ground, gall, 1 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 times ex live stem, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 14 times Malaise trap, 7 times beating low vegetation, 5 times Malaise, 3 times GC, 2 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times yellow pan trap, 1 times Sylvain gc#135-173. general collecting.

Elevations: collected from 690 - 2150 meters, 1550 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Nesomyrmex madecassus: casent0101667, casent0101687, casent0102065



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