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Species: Tetramorium phasias   Forel, 1914 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Tetramorium guineense var. Phasias Forel, 1914d PDF: 226 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Tetramorium hertigi: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 273.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in dry forest, 7 times found in montane forest, 3 times found in closed riparian forest, 4 times found in closed forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in riparian forest, 2 times found in shrubland, 2 times found in closed forest at foot of inselberg, 3 times found in Open Miombo Woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times sifted litter, 8 times ex rotten log, 8 times ex dead twig above ground, 9 times on low vegetation, 4 times yellow pan trap, 6 times ex soil, 2 times ex rotten stick on ground, 3 times pitfall trap, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times under tree bark, dead tree, 1 times leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 7 times Pitfall trap, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 1 times Sweep net pm, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times leaf litter sifting, WP 046, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 Malaise traps, 1 times Transect 22.

Elevations: collected from 27 - 1445 meters, 354 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium guineense hertigi: casent0915038; syntype of Tetramorium phasias: casent0901115, casent0909110

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