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Species: Pheidole oswaldi   Forel, 1891 

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Pheidole oswaldi_cf1, Pheidole oswaldi_cf2, Pheidole oswaldi_cf3, Pheidole oswaldi decollata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Pheidole oswaldi Forel, 1891c PDF: 173 (s.w.q.m.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toamasina, 30 miles SW Toamasina, 28.IX.1889, coll. Oswald; CASENT0101724; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Pheidole oswaldi decollata.


  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: 135 times found in rainforest, 80 times found in montane rainforest, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in tropical dry forest, 2 times found in rainforest, transition to montane forest, 2 times found in across sandy trail in dwarf litoral forest, 1 times found in disturbed gallery montane forest, 1 times found in dry wash, 1 times found in gallery montane forest, 2 times found in in dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 104 times ex rotten log, 61 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times on low vegetation, 6 times ex rotten stick on ground, 3 times ex rotten branch on ground, 3 times ex rotten tree stump, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 3 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times ex carton nest, 1 times ex rotten log, larvae only, Paussines with Pheidole, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 13 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times 7 MaxiWinks, 14 times Malaise trap, 7 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 7 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 6 times beating low vegetation, 5 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 3 times MW 75 sample transect, 5,10m, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1580 meters, 742 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pheidole oswaldi: casent0101706, casent0101724, casent0101808; type of Pheidole oswaldi: focol0028, focol0029

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