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Species: Tetramorium decem   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Tetramorium (Decamorium) decem Forel, 1913a PDF: 121 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. "ZIMBABWE, Redbank, 19.98333 S, 28.37759 E, 7.IV.1912 (G. Arnold)." Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG). CASENT0909196. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in 2nd Albizzia-Brachystegia forest, 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 Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Combretum / Commiphora thicket, 1 times found in in burnt grassland, 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.

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

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Pitfall Trap, 3 times Hand collected, 1 times ex pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 75 - 1513 meters, 715 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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