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Species: Tetramorium weitzeckeri   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Tetramorium weitzeckeri Emery, 1895i PDF: 39 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1917 PDF: 346 (q.).
Combination in Xiphomyrmex: Wheeler, 1922: 908; in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 233.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium ebeninum, Tetramorium edithae, Tetramorium escherichi, Tetramorium nigellus: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 233.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in grassland, 3 times found in closed riparian forest, 6 times found in coastal forest, 6 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in closed forest at foot of inselberg, 5 times found in montane rainforest, 3 times found in dry forest, 6 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in miombo woodland, 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times sifted litter, 8 times ex soil, 5 times ex rotten log, 3 times pitfall trap, 5 times leaf litter, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex root mat, on stone, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex termite mound, 1 times along trail below ravine rim, 1 times yellow pan trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times Pitfall trap, 17 times Hand collected, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times Pitfalls, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, 5 times Winkler, 1 times Sweep net pm, 1 times Hand, 2 times pitfall trap, Transect 29 200m, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times leaf litter sifting, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1737 meters, 766 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: zfmkhym20096086; paratype of Xiphomyrmex escherichi: casent0917086; syntype of Tetramorium escherichi: casent0901175, casent0909180; syntype of Xiphomyrmex weitzeckeri nigellus: casent0915094; type of Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) escherichi: focol2103, focol2104; unpublished name: Tetramorium weitzeckeri clarispinus: casent0915095

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