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Species: Anochetus madagascarensis   Forel, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Anochetus africanus var. madagascarensis Forel, 1887 PDF: 382 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Anochetus friederichsi: Brown, 1978c}: 557.


Inner Seychelles: Mahé. Endemic to the Malagasy Subregion. Recorded from the Comoros (Grande Comore, Anjouan) and Madagascar.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 203 times found in rainforest, 81 times found in tropical dry forest, 51 times found in littoral rainforest, 22 times found in gallery forest, 20 times found in spiny forest, 9 times found in littoral forest, 11 times found in montane forest, 7 times found in Disturbed montane rainforest, 9 times found in lowland forest, 4 times found in coastal scrub, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 88 times malaise trap, 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 29 times Malaise, 8 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 5 times winkler trap, 7 times GC, 5 times 4 Malaise traps, 4 times pitfall trap, 1 times 7 MaxiWinks, 7 times live, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1550 meters, 282 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Anochetus africanus friederichsi: casent0101651; Lectotype of Anochetus africanus madagascarensis: casent0101574

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