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Species: Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) madagascarensis   Forel, 1886 

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(Forel, 1886)

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Camponotus niveosetosus r. madagascarensis Forel, 1886c PDF: civ (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR (Grandidier); CASENT0101383; Musée d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG ) AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Camponotus niveosetosus var. madagascarensis Forel, 1879a PDF: 115. Nomen nudum.].
[Misspelled as madagascariensis by Forel, 1891c PDF: 42; Emery, 1925d PDF: 129, and others.].
Subspecies of Camponotus niveosetosus: Forel, 1891c PDF: 42 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 245; Emery, 1896j PDF: 377 (in list); Forel, 1907h PDF: 14; Wheeler, 1922: 1052; Emery, 1925d PDF: 129; Bolton, 1995b: 110 (error).
Status as species: Santschi, 1926b PDF: 262; Rakotonirina et al., 2017 10.11646/zootaxa.4238.2.2 PDF: 233 (redescription).


  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: 10 times found in Uapaca woodland, 7 times found in tropical dry forest, 6 times found in Uapaca forest, 8 times found in savannah woodland, 12 times found in dry wash, 3 times found in savannah shrubland, 9 times found in open area near stream, 6 times found in Barren rock with sparse vegetation, burned grass, 3 times found in Burned savannah, 5 times found in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times under stone, 16 times ground forager(s), 5 times ex soil, 1 times ground nest, 4 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times pitfall trap, 2 times on tree trunk, 1 times with semi-deciduous vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times Malaise trap, 9 times Malaise, 1 times Baiting, 25 index card, 10m, 4 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 1 times soil digging, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 2 times PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, ...

Elevations: collected from 16 - 1640 meters, 695 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1991-03-10 and 2013-02-25

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus niveosetosus madagascarensis: casent0101383

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