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Species: Terataner bottegoi   (Emery, 1896) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Atopomyrmex bottegoi Emery, 1896i PDF: 155, fig. (w.) SOMALIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Terataner: Emery, 1912b PDF: 103.
See also: Bolton, 1981b PDF: 291.


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Cabo Delgado, Eastern Africa, Kenya, Kilifi, Kwale, Mozambique, Pwani, Somalia, Tanzania

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in coastal thicket, 8 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in miombo at base of inselberg, 2 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in riparian forest/miombo woodland, 3 times found in shrubland, 1 times found in littoral vegn., 1 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in littoral vegetation, 1 times found in primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times on low vegetation, 8 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times on low vegn., 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times UV Black light, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead twig.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise trap, 4 Malaise traps, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 325 meters, 106 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Terataner bottegoi: casent0905752

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