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Species: Anochetus goodmani   Fisher & Smith, 2008 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Anochetus goodmani Fisher & Smith, 2008 PDF: 6, figs. 2e-h, 6a (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. "Madagascar, Forêt de Binara, 7.5 km 230° SW Daraina, 13°15'18''S, 049°37'00''E, 375 m, 1–4 Dec 2003, coll. B. L. Fisher et al., collection code: BLF09638." California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA (CASC). CASENT0498309. http://www.antweb.org/specimen/CASENT0498309 AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Fisher, B. L. & Smith, M. A., 2008, A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., PLoS ONE 3, pp. 1-23

Key to males of Malagasy AnochetusHNS (males of goodmaniHNS unknown and not included)

1. Shortest distance between lateral ocellus and margin of compound eye smaller than maximum length of ocellus. Petiolar node as seen from front or rear with lateral corners rounded, without acute spine or sharp tooth ........... 2

Shortest distance between lateral ocellus and margin of compound eye distinctly greater than maximum length of ocellus. Petiolar node as seen from front or rear with lateral corners with acute spine or tooth ................... 3

2. Body yellowish brown. Petiolar node as seen from front or rear with apical margin concave. Paramere simple with rounded apex (Fig. 8c) .................... madagascarensisHNS

Body dark brown, black. Petiolar node as seen from front or rear with apical margin more or less flat. Paramere constricted apically into a veIntrally-directed digitiform lobe (Fig. 8d) ............................. pattersoniHNS

3. Head and mesoscutum with dense reticulate sculpture, opaque, not smooth or shiny. Declivitous surface ofpropodeum abrupt, about as long as dorsal surface............. grandidieriHNS

Head and mesoscutum with week sculpture, smooth and shiny areas present. Declivitous surface of propodeum gradually sloping posteriorly, indistinctly delimited from dorsal surface................................. boltoniHNS

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 42 times found in tropical dry forest, 13 times found in rainforest, 7 times found in disturbed dry forest, 2 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 1 times found in Dry forest on tsingy, 1 times found in tsingy

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 9 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 3 times Malaise trap, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times winkler app., 1 times at light, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times general collecting

Elevations: collected from 30 - 960 meters, 289 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Anochetus goodmani: casent0498309; paratype of Anochetus goodmani: casent0006944, casent0006945, casent0104548, casent0498310, casent0498311

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