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Species: Ocymyrmex barbiger   Emery, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ocymyrmex barbiger Emery, 1886b PDF: 364, pl. 17, figs. 9-11 (w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as Ocymyrmex barbatus by Emery, 1892: 114.].
Bolton, 1981b PDF: 261 (q.).
See also: Bolton & Marsh, 1989 PDF: 1291.

Taxon Page Images:

© Philip Herbst; Geelkrans Nature Reserve, Stilbaai, Western Cape


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Ocymyrmex barbiger n. sp.  Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 364-365, (download) 364-365 3744
Ocymyrmex barbiger   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 12, (download) 12 3788
Ocymyrmex barbiger   Bolton, B., 1981, A revision of six minor genera of Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 43, pp. 245-307: 265-266, (download) 265-266 6438

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, 4 times found in Ephemeral river bed and adjacent vegetation in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, 4 times found in grassland, 2 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, 1 times found in Aggenys Gravel Vygieveld, 1 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, 1 times found in Kuruman Mountain Bushveld.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 7 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 965 - 1509 meters, 1260 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011794; syntype of Ocymyrmex barbiger: casent0904784; type of Ocymyrmex barbiger: focol2183, focol2184

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