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Species: Royidris clarinodis   (Heterick, 2006) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Monomorium clarinodis Heterick, 2006 PDF: 89, figs. 14, 35, 36 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Toliara, 6.1 km 182° S Marovato, 25°35’S, 45°18’E, 20 m, spiny forest thicket, under stone, 14.ii.2002, coll. Fisher et al., collection code BLF05528; CASENT0453836; CASC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Royidris: Bolton & Fisher, 2014 PDF, 47.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 7 times found in tropical dry forest, 7 times found in lowland forest, 2 times found in Shrubland, 3 times found in Uapaca woodland, 2 times found in savannah grassland, 1 times found in Bismarckia woodland, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex soil, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times under leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times leaf litter from under log, 1 times leaf litter from open area, 1 times at base of Baobab tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times winkler app., 2 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 1 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1550 meters, 345 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0453836; paratype: casent0453820, casent0453821, casent0453822, casent0453823, casent0453824, casent0453825, casent0453835, casent0453837, casent0453838, casent0453839

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