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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.

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, 2 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in montane forest, 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 ex rotten stick on ground, 1 times under rotten log, ...

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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