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Species: Nesomyrmex retusispinosus   (Forel, 1892) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptothorax retusispinosus Forel, 1892o: 267 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antananarivo, Forêt d' Andrangoloaka, coll. Sikora; CASENT0101616; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

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


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in montane rainforest, 5 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest, marsh edge, 1 times found in tropical dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times ex dead bamboo above ground, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex rotten log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times GC, 1 times Malaise, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 300 - 1409 meters, 998 meters average

Type specimens:

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