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Species: Myrmicaria exigua   André, 1890 

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See Also:

Myrmicaria exigua gracilis, Myrmicaria exigua kisangani, Myrmicaria exigua obscura, Myrmicaria exigua pulla, Myrmicaria exigua rufiventris, Myrmicaria exigua simplex

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 6 valid subspecies

Myrmicaria exigua André, 1890 PDF: 320 (w.m.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Sierra Leone
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmicaria exigua   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 134, (download) 134 4387
Myrmicaria exigua nov. sp.  André, E., 1890, Matériaux pour servir a la faune myrmécologique de Sierra-Leone (Afrique occidentale)., Revista de Entomologia 9, pp. 311-327: 320-321, (download) 320-321 6879

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Primary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times forest margin in clearing, 1 times forest margin along river, 1 times carton nest on foliage, 1 times along stream.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Canopy fog, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 2 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 754 meters, 416 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmicaria exigua: casent0908326, casent0915404

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