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Species: Tetraponera tessmanni   (Stitz, 1910) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Sima tessmanni Stitz, 1910: 131, fig. 2 (w.) EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Syntypes: 1w, Alen (leg. Tessmann) (MHNG); 1w, Alen (leg. Tessmann) (NHMB); 1dq, 2w, Alen (leg. Tessmann) (ZMHB); 1w (MHNG): CASENT0907476; 1dq, 2w (ZMHB): FOCOL1166, FOCOL1167, FOCOL1168 AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetraponera: Wheeler, 1918c PDF: 303.
Combination in Viticicola: Wheeler, 1919k PDF: 130; Wheeler, 1922b PDF: 109.
Combination in Sima (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921c PDF: 28.
Combination in Tetraponera: Ward, 1990 PDF: 489.
Status as species: Santschi, 1919h PDF: 84; Emery, 1921c PDF: 28; Wheeler, 1922: 109 (redescription), 801; Brown, 1950g PDF: 248; Bolton, 1995b: 419.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex Vitex cf. thyrsifolia, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times ex live stem.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times EC32 sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 350 - 600 meters, 464 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-01-01 and 2001-05-22

Type specimens: syntype of Tetraponera tessmanni: casent0907476; syntype of Viticicola tessmanni castanea: casent0915540; type of Sima tessmanni: focol1166, focol1167, focol1168



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