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Species: Tetramorium decem   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Tetramorium (Decamorium) decem Forel, 1913a PDF: 121 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: ZIMBABWE, Redbank, 19.98333 S, 28.37759 E, 7.IV.1912 (G. Arnold); CASENT0909196; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1917 PDF: 350 (q.m.).
Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 78 (lectotype designation).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Grassland, 2 times found in 2nd Albizzia-Brachystegia forest, 1 times found in Savanna, 2 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Lydenburgia - Vitex Open Woodland on hillslope (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Combretum / Commiphora thicket, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in sand.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Pitfall trap, 3 times Hand collected, 1 times ex pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 75 - 1513 meters, 660 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Tetramorium decem: casent0909196; paralectotype of Tetramorium decem: casent0195635, casent0914087; syntype of Decamorium decem: casent0901035, casent0904789

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