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Species: Odontomachus coquereli   Roger, 1861 

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Odontomachus coquereli minor

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Odontomachus coquereli Roger, 1861a: 30 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. "Madagascar, coll. Coquerel." Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany (ZMHB). CASENT0104549. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Fisher & Smith, 2008 PDF: 14 (q.m.) (Lectotype designation).
Combination in Champsomyrmex: Emery, 1892f PDF: 558.
Senior synonym of Odontomachus minor: Brown, 1976a}: 103.
See also: Forel, 1891c PDF: 105; Brown, 1976a}: 143.

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Malagasy Region: Madagascar


Colonies (N=29) consisted of 19±11 workers and one ergatoid (permanently wingless) queen (Molet et al. 2007). All other species in the genus have winged queens.

Taxon Page Author History

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On 2013-03-25 23:43:13 Christian Peeters modified Biology

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Odontomachus coquereli   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: 14-15, (download) 14-15 21401 GoogleMaps
Odontomachus coquereli   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 105-106, (download) 105-106 6734

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 124 times found in rainforest, 31 times found in montane rainforest, 21 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 2 times found in transition humid forest, 1 times found in sandy forest, 1 times found in montane forest, 2 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in on low vegetation, 1 times found in on trail or leaves.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 68 times ex rotten log, 26 times ground forager(s), 10 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times ex rotting tree stump, 3 times under stone, 3 times ex rotten branch on ground, 3 times ex root mat, ground layer, 2 times ground nest, 5 times on low vegetation, 1 times under rotten log, 1 times sifting litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times malaise trap, 20 times Malaise, 5 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times beating low vegetation, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 01 Malaise trap, 2 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times 4 Malaise traps, ...

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1325 meters, 705 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Odontomachus coquereli: casent0104549; Lectotype of Odontomachus coquereli minor: casent0102021

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