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Species: Microdaceton exornatum   Santschi, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Microdaceton exornatum Santschi, 1913g PDF: 478 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Santschi, 1914e: 33.].
Arnold, 1948 PDF: 225 (q.).
Senior synonym of Microdaceton laevior, Microdaceton leakeyi: Bolton, 1983 PDF: 402.
See also: Bolton, 2000: 28.


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Eastern Africa, Guinea, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Morogoro, Mozambique, South Africa, Southern Africa, Tanzania, Western Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Patrizi 1947 (as leakeyi Patrizi 1947)


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 2 times Winkler extraction leaf litter, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times winkler.

Elevations: collected from 160 - 700 meters, 268 meters average

Type specimens:

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